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Mass of Palm Sunday celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne Mass of Palm Sunday celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Mass of Palm Sunday celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Sunday 25 March 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,We have just listened to the story of the infinite love of our God for us in Jesus.We learn the secret of the resurrection when we learn the secret of the cross. And it is when we are called to share in some way in the suffering of Christ that we come to understand not only what he experienced but what this was leading to; for every cross leads to resurrection. I like to think of life as each day being prepared by God’s providence, and it is in many ways the road to the cross. But it leads to greater understanding of our Lord, a greater sharing in his...

Priests’ Lenten Prayer Day celebrated at Templestowe

Tuesday 20 March, 2018

My dear brother priests,

Welcome to this celebration when we as bishop and priests, totally given to being victims for the care of God’s people, come to receive this Sacrament in which our life as priests, our search for holiness and our readiness to be open and spent for our people is strengthened and nourished.

Together we are sharers in an apostolic mission for the good of souls, for teaching holiness and unity. Because our God has loved us first, we seek unity with him, as together we come to approach this wonderfully renewing Sacrament.

Mass for schoolchildren on the Feast of Saint Patrick celebrated at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Friday 16 March 2018

My dear young Friends,

Today we celebrate a man who was so in love with Jesus Christ that he endured hardship and captivity, fasted for forty days, and never lost sight of the knowledge and love of God, his good parents had given him.

Saint Patrick lived fifteen hundred years ago and here in Melbourne we remember the Irish people who planted faith in Jesus Christ in our land and who built this beautiful Cathedral.

Mass with Institution of Lectors at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Sunday 11 March 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Sometime ago I heard the story of a parish priest who arranged the Mass schedule on Sunday morning so that he could get a game of golf. It was a beautiful day. Saint Peter said to God, “Look at him, he should be punished for this.” God said, “Just watch.” The priest proceeded to play the best golf of his life. He got the right clubs, he hit every shot perfectly, there was even a hole in one on the eighteenth hole. Saint Peter said to God, “I thought you were going to punish him.” God said, “Just think about it. Who can he tell?”

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