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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 February 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,Jesus says: “Apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5) In a busy, modern world often it is prayer that gets crowded out. Yet we cannot live an authentic Christian existence without faithfulness to prayer. Christ is the true vine, we are its branches, and it is from him that we draw the power to will and to do what is right. Under his gentle gaze we can do great things, without him we can do nothing. Because God has been totally faithful in sending Jesus, his Son, to be with us and watch over us, we too are invited to be faithful to our identity as...

The Annual Red Mass for 2017, celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Monday 30 January 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 
Saint Paul tells us in today’s second Reading from the Ephesians: Now you too, in him, have heard the message of the truth and the Gospel of your salvation and put your trust in it. How do we put our trust in the ‘the message of the truth and the Gospel…” in today’s fast moving and often complicated world? Let me take you all back a few years for some wise advice on that score.

Mass celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

Sunday 29 January 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The beautiful Gospel that we have just read is a summary of the teaching of Jesus for us.  Just like parents want the best for their children, God wants the best for us, so that even here and now we enjoy something of the peace of heaven.  If we are poor in spirit in the sense that we realise that everything we have comes from God, then our attitude to God and to people will change so that we realise we are the recipients of a free gift; 

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