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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.

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December 2016

Dear Friends,
Ever since the time of Pope St Gregory the Great, Advent has been a four-week period of prayer, fasting, almsgiving and preparation for Christmas. Advent is a time to pray, do good works and turn away from sin in order to make room in our hearts for Jesus.

This Advent 2016, let’s go deeper into the mystery of Christ as we await him coming once more into our hearts. Let’s pray for the gift of depth, that we might plumb the inexhaustible gift who is Jesus, Our Lord.