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Mass celebrated by Archbishop Hart for the clergy assembly at Pepper's... Mass celebrated by Archbishop Hart for the clergy assembly at Pepper's...

Mass celebrated by Archbishop Hart for the clergy assembly at Pepper's...

Tuesday 6 June 2017

Dear Brothers in the Priesthood,

With great esteem for your gifts, young and old, for your friendship, and for the unique contribution that each makes to the Diocese, I offer this Mass for you and for your intentions. Be sure that as we celebrate this Mass in love, the Lord will bless us, his priests, to be his instruments in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

Mass celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne, for Pentecost Sunday

Sunday 4 June 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Welcome to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral for Pentecost Sunday, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

Today we welcome candidates for Confirmation on this Feast of the Holy Spirit who came upon the apostles in the form of tongues of fire. The Holy Spirit transformed them from fearful men into tireless witnesses of the love of God in his world and was the foundation of the Church of Jesus Christ.

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

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 wisdom and knowledge of people in the best Australian way.

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.

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