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Rite of Election at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne Rite of Election at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Rite of Election at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Sunday 5 March 2017

My dear Brothers and Sisters,

Today, each of us here present is invited to respond to the question of Jesus Christ, “What do you want?” Already during the catechumenate the catechumens and candidates have accepted Jesus’ invitation, “Come and see.” Indeed, the Pope highlights a similar request addressed to the apostle Philip by some Greeks who said, “We wish to see Jesus.” (John 12.21) The men and women of our own day and particularly those in our parish ask believers not only to speak of Christ but to show him to them.

Mass celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Sunday 26 February 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

In the analogy of putting new wine into fresh skins Jesus challenged his followers and us to see the cost in daily life of being followers of Jesus. When Saint Augustine said: “Late have I loved you, beauty so ancient, beauty so new, you were within and I outside”, he highlighted the invitation which God gives us to discover in daily life how he has loved us first. Everything we love and do has to be flavoured and challenged by this.

Mass celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne, for the 50th anniversary of Catholic Charismatic Renewal

Sunday 26 February 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the love of Jesus Christ,

“Rest in God alone my soul.”

The Gospel today tells us that we cannot serve two masters. It is not just saying, Lord, Lord, but doing God’s will. It is hearing God’s word and acting on them.

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