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June 2017

This year we celebrate the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on 23 June.
Many of us, of an older generation, have very happy memories of growing up with images of the Sacred Heart of Jesus placed all around our family homes. There was something warm and comforting in these domestic images which reminded us of how God was very close to us.

Perhaps today we need to rediscover this special feast day and its simple message of how much God loves each one of us. 

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May 2017

Each year on 1 May we celebrate the feast of St Joseph the Worker.

In 1955, Pope Pius XII instituted this wonderful feast as the Church’s response to May Day celebrations for workers sponsored by Communist organisations.

The pope wanted to affirm what Christians have believed from the beginning: that Jesus, the carpenter’s apprentice, cares deeply for the plight of workers (and those who are unable to find work).

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April 2017

Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Once again in this Easter season may our lives show forth the joy of the Lord!

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March 2017

The season of Lent is upon us once more. The Church desires that each of us grows spiritually and experiences a reawakening of our relationship with God during the 40 days of Lent, which culminate at Easter with the Lord’s Passion, death and Resurrection.

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February 2017

Another new year has begun and for many families another school year for their children. It’s a busy and demanding time for parents, young people and the educators who serve them.

But the enormous effort is well worth it! For what a blessing our Catholic school communities are for the archdiocese and for our wider community.