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Mass celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne Mass celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Mass celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Sunday, 11 June 2017, Trinity Sunday

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Today we celebrate the feast of the Holy Trinity, remembering that God invites us to be drawn into the love of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We need to remember that God is not an abstraction, but a Trinity of persons who love and give for each other in such a powerful way that that love is poured into our lives and our hearts.

Liturgy of the Word celebrated by Archbishop Denis Hart in Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, for the 40th anniversary of the Neocatechumenal Communities

Friday 9 June 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

With great love and honour, I welcome you all to St Patrick's Cathedral as we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Neocatechumenal Way in Australia. I greet with esteem Toto and Rita Piccolo, Father Tony and our local leaders Joe and Carmen, and all who have been touched so powerfully by the Word of God. I thank you for your goodness and for allowing the Word of God to touch and burn in your hearts, so that the privilege of bringing God's living word to people shines from you beautifully and humbly, and brings life to the world.

Mass celebrated by Archbishop Hart for the clergy assembly at Pepper's Resort, Torquay

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.

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