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Easter Vigil celebrated at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne Easter Vigil celebrated at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Easter Vigil celebrated at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Saturday, 15 April 2017

“There is no need for you to be afraid. Jesus is not here, he has risen as he said he would.”(Matthew 28:5-6)Dear Brothers and Sisters,We feel very much one with the women who had rushed to the tomb at the break of dawn. They had experienced the tragic events leading up to Our Lord’s crucifixion. They had felt the sadness and confusion, which often results in our lives after death. Yet, they had persevered in the Lord. The angel comes to reassure them so effectively, that quickly they ran away to tell the others the good news of the resurrection.

Mass of the Chrism celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

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.

Mass celebrated with the institution of lectors at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Sunday 19 March 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As the middle of Lent approaches the Readings today throw sharply into relief our need of purification and cleansing. In human life cleansing means that we are facing an experience, which leaves us open to be changed. Yet with each cleansing comes an opportunity and a challenge.

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