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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 12 March 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Often it can be said that we live a life surrounded by many signs and demands. The world presents a call to new experience. To travel on a tram or train is to be surrounded by the clamour of mobile phones. Older generations can only work in silence. Younger generations need to be surrounded by sound. We might ask whether this is a desire to be distracted or an anxiety against meeting our self and the truth. Whatever it may be, there is a distinct difference between hearing and listening.

Rite of Election at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Sunday 5 March 2017

My dear Brothers and Sisters,

Today, each of us here present is invited to respond to the question of Jesus Christ, “What do you want?” Already during the catechumenate the catechumens and candidates have accepted Jesus’ invitation, “Come and see.” Indeed, the Pope highlights a similar request addressed to the apostle Philip by some Greeks who said, “We wish to see Jesus.” (John 12.21) The men and women of our own day and particularly those in our parish ask believers not only to speak of Christ but to show him to them.

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