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Back to school: Phase one

Wednesday 27 May 2020

Catholic Education Melbourne 
Students and teachers in Melbourne’s Catholic schools were reunited as the first phase of the return to classroom teaching began yesterday. Following a student-free day on Monday to prepare learning areas, primary students in Prep, Years 1 and 2, secondary students studying VCE and VCAL, and all students in specialist schools returned to face-to-face learning.

Palliative Care: Disability and dying well

Wednesday 27 May 2020

Palliative Care is not a comfortable topic for most. Though it is fair to say it’s more accepted in an aged care setting where the person has “lived a good life” and death is the next natural step. But what about children and young people with disabilities? This week is National Palliative Care Week, and an important opportunity to raise some questions in this area. 

The five systems of a fruitful parish

Wednesday 27 May 2020

Mission Team
In 1 Samuel 17, we read the story of David—young, inexperienced and seemingly ill-equipped—standing before a huge giant, Goliath. Beginning the process of changing the culture of your parish can also feel like taking on a giant. There are two possible attitudes when facing a giant. One is to say, ‘It’s too big. There’s nothing I can do.’ The other is to say, ‘It’s so big I can’t miss!’ The five-systems framework outlined here is a great way to make an effective start on the ‘giant’ of growing a more missionary and fruitful parish. 

Eid Mubarak

Tuesday 19 May 2020

Fr Denis Stanley
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue sends, every year, a message to the Islamic community on the occasion of the month of Ramadan and 'Id al-Fitr, the feast that concludes it. The Catholic Church in Melbourne also extends its good wishes to our Muslim brothers and sisters as it concludes the month of Ramadan, a time for spiritual healing and growth, of sharing with the poor, of strengthening bonds with relatives and friends.