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Funeral Mass of Father James Kierce at St Mary's Church, Greensborough Funeral Mass of Father James Kierce at St Mary's Church, Greensborough

Funeral Mass of Father James Kierce at St Mary's Church, Greensborough

Wednesday 12 April 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We have gathered today with his niece Bernadette and other members of the Kierce family, his priestly family and the whole Church of Melbourne, as we bid farewell to Father Jim Kierce, a caring and experienced pastor, Melbourne's senior priest and one who echoed the words of Martha in the Gospel today, "Yes Lord, I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, the one who was to come into this world".

Mass of the Chrism celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Tuesday 11 April 2017

“The Spirit of the Lord has anointed me to bring Good News.”
(Luke 4:18)

Dear Brothers in the Priesthood, Brothers and Sisters,

The Gospel which we have just read offers us imperishable life, liberty, light and hope. It echoes what Pope Francis said about the joy of the Gospel and its power to transform each of us. Reflecting on the gift of priesthood in our Diocese and in our parish, we remember the life-giving constant service, which you my brother priests give so effectively.

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