The Importance of the Word

15th / 16th July 2017 How many words were spoken to us when we were young? How many seeds were dropped into the soil of our minds and hearts? Those special words came from our parents and many others. Words of greeting and welcome, encouragement and affirmation, advice and guidance, correction and chastisement, warning and … [Read more…]


1st / 2nd July 2017 One of the nicest things in life is to meet an open, friendly, warm, hospitable person. Hospitality is a hallmark of a true follower of Christ. After a long trying winter ends all the neighbours in your street rejoice. They draw back their curtains open their windows, fresh air, sunlight … [Read more…]

Youth Survey

17th/18th June 2017 Young people across Australia are being called to share their views about life, faith and their experience of Church through an online survey published by the Australian Bishops. The survey seeks to capture the opinions and perspectives of young people as part of a national consultation process that will inform an international … [Read more…]


3rd/4th June 2017 A New Language Language is a great tool of communication. Language of itself is not enough to bring people together. In fact as someone once said, ‘words are a source of misunderstanding’. Just because we speak the same language doesn’t mean we are one. There may still not be a meeting of … [Read more…]


27th/28th May 2017 The combined churches of Sale region have come together and are seeking from their congregations donations in support of “Martha”. We have been moved by her story and hope you might be too. Martha and her three primary school children and husband are a young family who came by boat originally from … [Read more…]


My invitation is for parishioners to gather at 12.00 Noon Monday to Friday in the Cathedral to say the rosary – to pray for sinners and for world peace. Let us accept Our Lady’s invitation to pray the rosary every day for peace in the world and to end the wars around the world. Should … [Read more…]

100th Anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions

20th/21st May 2017 Dear Parishioners, As a little boy I loved the stories of Our Lady of Fatima. I loved the film that told the story so well too. I embraced the rosary. Every night before going to bed we as a family knelt in the lounge-room and prayed the rosary – “the family that … [Read more…]


13/14th May 2017 This weekend especially and indeed at all times we the Cathedral Parish of Sale give thanks for the gift of Mothers. We acknowledge your warmth, your sacrifices, your wise counsel, your love faith and prayers constantly guiding our direction in life. We look on your with love and gratitude for your strength … [Read more…]


On Wednesday 10th May 2017, Sale Diocese Foundation Day, there will be an opportunity to gather in St Mary’s Cathedral for a Mass at 11.00am, to give thanks for 130 years of the Sale Diocese for all that has been and for the many graces that will continue to bring blessings to our diocese.


7th May 2017 Healed by his wounds As we go through life all of us whoever we are cannot avoid picking up some wounds. But carers and when I mention the word carers I think of those called to particular vocations. Mothers, Fathers, Religious Brothers and Sisters, Priests, Bishops, single people too in special ways … [Read more…]