Recent Addresses and Pastoral Letters

A Message from Archbishop Peter A Comensoli A Message from Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

A Message from Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

Monday 11 May 2020

Communications Office 
Archbishop Peter A Comensoli has recorded a brief message for all the faithful of Melbourne, inviting us to pray to Our Lady during this month of May. He also talks about the Bishops' plenary meeting taking place this week via Zoom, where they will discuss plans to gradually return to public worship. Lastly, Archbishop Peter offers a special greeting and prayer for all mums celebrating Mother's Day this weekend.

Message from Archbishop Comensoli

Weekend, 4-5 January 2020

Message from Archbishop Peter A Comensoli
Weekend, 4-5 January 2020

My dear friends,

On this first weekend of the New Year, we should be focusing on the joy of families, friends and holidays.

Instead for so many, the beginning of 2020 has already been marked with loss, destruction, separation and deep sadness; and it would seem there is more to come.

Our skies across Melbourne are filled with the smell and haze of the fires – a steady reminder that our neighbours, so close to us particularly in the Gippsland areas, but also in our bordering States of NSW and South Australia are in dire need. Into these communities too, have come hundreds of volunteers and service organisations who have given up their own family celebrations, and placed their lives on the line to bring help, support and relief where possible. There is something truly remarkable, and exceptionally humbling, about the spirit of our shared humanity that gives its all without question.

Letter to the Faithful from Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

Tuesday 21 August 2018

Media and Communications Office  
To the Faithful of the Archdiocese of Melbourne

Dear Friends,

“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it.” (1Cor 12:26) With these words from St Paul, Pope Francis overnight has written a letter to us all, the People of God. In the letter he expresses his own heart concerning the “culture of death” that is clerical sexual abuse and the ecclesial cover-up that often has accompanied it, inflicting deep wounds of disgust, bewilderment, shame, and disheartenment. As the Holy Father says:

2018 Pentecost Letter for Youth

Pentecost Sunday, 20 May 2018

My dear young people,
Jesus, the one put to death on the Cross, is alive! At Pentecost, our risen and living Lord sends us his Spirit of joy.
Filled with his Spirit, we know deep in our hearts that we are loved by God. We are empowered to take the risk of faith and to follow Jesus of Nazareth.
The Spirit of Jesus drives us forward.