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Induction and Commissioning Mass for Marcellin College, Bulleen,... Induction and Commissioning Mass for Marcellin College, Bulleen,...

Induction and Commissioning Mass for Marcellin College, Bulleen,...

Tuesday 13 February 2018

My dear young friends,

I am honoured to join your Principal, the staff and students of Marcellin College, as we begin another year at school dedicating our life and work to God because he is the author of all gifts.

A Catholic education is the realisation that every human person is unique, that we have gifts and abilities, challenges that we face, but while we are diverse and unique we are of infinite value before God and before people.

Mass celebrated by Archbishop Denis Hart for the 90th anniversary of Our Lady of Sion College, Box Hill at St Patrick's Cathedral Melbourne

Friday 9 February 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The exceptional vision of your founders, the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion, has sought to establish the unique relationship between Christians and Jews. Our faith has its origin in Jesus Christ who came to live as a member of the Jewish nation, and from that relationship grew the faith by which the Son of God offers redemption to all humankind.

Mass at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Sunday, 4 February, 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The Readings today give us a compelling introduction with Jesus as the great healer. After the cure of Peter’s mother-in-law, people bring their sick and come crowding around the door.

In the first Reading there again are remarkable illustrations of human suffering, so much so the urges and challenges that come across our life seem almost overpowering.

Mass for Religious celebrated by Archbishop Denis Hart at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Saturday 3 February 2018

Dear Friends,
 
The late Benedictine Cardinal Basil Hume of Westminster when asked what makes a good homily gave the following advice: ‘first there must be a good beginning, secondly a suitable ending and thirdly the two should be as close together as possible’! Well, I will leave it to you to judge if I have taken his advice today!

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