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Mass celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne Mass celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Mass celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Sunday 26 March 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Sometime ago I heard the story of a parish priest who arranged the Mass schedule on Sunday morning so that he could get a game of golf. It was a beautiful day. Saint Peter said to God, “Look at him, he should be punished for this.” God said, “Just watch.” The priest proceeded to play the best golf of his life. He got the right clubs, he hit every shot perfectly, there was even a hole in one on the eighteenth hole. Saint Peter said to God, “I thought you were going to punish him.” God said, “Just think about it. Who...

Mass celebrated with the institution of lectors at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Sunday 19 March 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As the middle of Lent approaches the Readings today throw sharply into relief our need of purification and cleansing. In human life cleansing means that we are facing an experience, which leaves us open to be changed. Yet with each cleansing comes an opportunity and a challenge.

Mass for schools to honour the Feast of Saint Patrick, in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Friday 17 March 2017

My dear young friends,

Patrick was born in Roman Britain, the son of a city councillor, who had a country farm. At sixteen Irish pirates came and sold him as a slave. For six years he had to be a shepherd, living with the sheep in wind and rain. Encouraged by a voice that he heard in his sleep, he escaped and found a ship and eventually got back to Roman Britain.

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