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Mass celebrated by Archbishop Denis Hart at St Patrick's Cathedral... Mass celebrated by Archbishop Denis Hart at St Patrick's Cathedral...

Mass celebrated by Archbishop Denis Hart at St Patrick's Cathedral...

Sunday 24 June 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Today we celebrate the Feast of John the Baptist who proclaimed Jesus Christ as the Light of the World, and gave himself that he might become less and less so that Christ would become more. We are united with Father Kevin O'Neill, the Superior General and Father Brian Vale, the Director for Australia and New Zealand, and with a number of Columbans who have joined us for this Mass of Thanksgiving today for their Centenary.

Ordination to the Priesthood of Tho Tran celebrated by Archbishop Denis Hart in St Patrick's Cathedral Melbourne

Saturday 23 June 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I welcome all of you to this celebration of ordination to the priesthood for Tho Tran who, after preparation in our seminary and generous pastoral work, comes forward to be ordained to the priesthood.

I welcome members of his family and all who have come for this recognition, that the gift of priesthood in the Church is the living presence of Jesus Christ in word and sacrament to unite us, his people, to be with him always.

Mass celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Sunday 17 June 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We are indeed lucky to live in the presence of a Provident God who guides our way and our life with limitless love. Those of you who have green fingers, and I certainly have not, will know what you can do with a cutting from a bush or tree, how it will grow and multiply towards another bush. Those extraordinary words in the first Reading: “And every tree of the field will learn that I the Lord am the one who stunts tall trees and makes the low ones grow.” (Ezekiel 17:23)

Mass celebrated by Archbishop Denis Hart for graduate teachers at St John's Church East Melbourne

Thursday 14 June 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters, 
 
Welcome to Saint John's Church East Melbourne where I, as Archbishop, recognise the gifts that you have and encourage you to use them in bringing our young people to their full potential in Jesus Christ.

I thank you for your generosity and skill and I look forward to supporting you on your journey as Catholic teachers.

Funeral Mass for Father Stanley Norman Hill celebrated by Archbishop Denis Hart at St John the Baptist Church, Clifton Hill

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Together with his nieces Sharon and Therese, family members, brother priests and friends, we come to bid farewell to Father Stanley Norman Hill who served here in Clifton Hill for nearly twenty years. Last Wednesday, in the 92nd year of his age and the 63rd year of his priesthood, he died peacefully at St Bernadette's Home in North Sunshine, as he had always lived, as a priest of God.

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