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Mass celebrated at Justin Villa, Balwyn for the Silver Jubilee of the... Mass celebrated at Justin Villa, Balwyn for the Silver Jubilee of the...

Mass celebrated at Justin Villa, Balwyn for the Silver Jubilee of the...

Thursday 1 June 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,Today as we celebrate the Feast of Saint Justin, philosopher and martyr, a strong defender of faith and religion and controversialist, who was martyred under Marcus Aurelius about 165, we thank God for Justin Villa residents, for the Sisters, the staff, the priests and all who come here. Many of our older priests will remember Archbishop Justin Simonds after whom this building was named. In his twenty two years waiting to come into the See of Melbourne, he was an extraordinary visitor of religious, priests and people. He had a genuine, friendly humanity, a great...

Mass with the conferring of the Ministry of Acolyte at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

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 through his Holy Spirit he would be with us down the centuries to this very day.

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.

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