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Mass with the conferring of the Ministry of Acolyte at Saint Patrick’s... Mass with the conferring of the Ministry of Acolyte at Saint Patrick’s...

Mass with the conferring of the Ministry of Acolyte at Saint Patrick’s...

Sunday 28 May 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,This week we are preparing in earnest prayer for the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, as today we confer the Ministry of Acolyte on a number of our seminarians.In the Gospel we have just read we realise that Jesus is no mere man. When the apostles went up to the mountain they fell down before Jesus in adoration. Suddenly they realised that the one whom they had loved as a teacher and as a friend, who had undergone the passion, shattered their confidence and restored it in his resurrection was now definitively to depart. Yet the promise that he gave was that...

Mass for the graduation ceremonies of Australian Catholic University at Saint John’s Church, East Melbourne

Sunday 28 May 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

In the Gospel we have just read we realise that Jesus is no mere man. When the apostles went up to the mountain they fell down before Jesus in adoration. Suddenly they realised that the one whom they had loved as a teacher and as a friend, who had undergone the passion, shattered their confidence and restored it in his resurrection was now definitively to depart. Yet the promise that he gave was that through his Holy Spirit he would be with us down the centuries to this very day.

Mass celebrated for priests ordained less than ten years at Amberley, Lower Plenty

Monday 15 May 2017

My dear Brothers in the Priesthood,

While I thank you for all that you are doing, I would propose to you the words of the Gospel; loving Jesus means keeping his word and being united with Jesus and his Father. Just as Jesus remembers that his word is not his own, so we remember that the words we are called to utter and the example we are called to show, indeed is that of Christ the one who sent us.

Mass celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne (Mass for Expectant Mothers)

Sunday 14 May 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Every one of us realises that we are on a journey. We are born, we go to school, we train for a career, some of us get married, others embrace special vocations and the years pass by doing our work. What do we see as the destiny of the journey that we walk? Jesus himself says: “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one can come to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

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