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)

Mass of the Holy Spirit Celebrated by Archbishop Denis Hart for the Australian Bishops at the Mackillop Chapel, Sydney

Friday, 5 May 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As we begin our Conference we are in living communion with Pope Francis and his personal representative Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana, who will visit later this week, and with the people of God whom we seek to serve in the invitation to holiness given to be saints, men and women who live the cross in daily life. 

Mass celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Sunday 30 April 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We must say that it was a great privilege for the two disciples to meet Jesus on the road to Emmaus and listen to him explaining the scriptures. You might even say that you would love to have been with them on the road or to be part of this experience. In fact every time we celebrate the Eucharist we meet Jesus in the same way. 

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