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Our Lady of La Vang Shrine opens in Keysborough

Saturday 22 February 2020

Communications Office and Catholic Mission “We may be small in stature, but we dream big!” Those were the words of Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen, Bishop of the Parramatta diocese, who was in Melbourne this weekend for the opening the Our Lady of La Vang Shrine in Keysborough. The shrine has been a labour of love for the Vietnamese Catholic community of Melbourne, building what Archbishop Peter A Comensoli called a “temple of our Lord for the people of Melbourne.”Speaking to the almost two thousand people gathered, the Archbishop acknowledged what has been the...

Students respond to bushfire tragedy through art

Sunday 16 February 2020

Catholic Education Melbourne
Bushfire artwork
In the wake of the devastating bushfires that ravaged Australia, students have responded to the tragedy through art. Caroline Egan, a Visual Art specialist, has been working with students at St Peter’s School, Clayton, St Mary’s School, St Kilda East, and St Joseph’s School, Chelsea, on a faith-based inquiry unit to enhance students’ understanding of showing care and concern for those doing it tough. The artworks depict the fires, but also offer messages of gratitude, support, love and care for those impacted. One of the learning intentions was for students to gain some insight into the hardship and devastation faced by members of the communities, as well as the natural environments.

St Thérèse of Lisieux returns to Australia 2020

Thursday 20 February 2020

Communications Office
For the first time in 18 years, the relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux, one of the most popular saints of modern times, are visiting Australia on a four-month pilgrimage with her parents, Saints Louis and Zélie Martin. The pilgrimage was officially announced in October 2019 by Catholic Mission, who have partnered with InvoCare to bring the relics to 17 Australian dioceses in both metropolitan and rural areas. 

Catholic mission Valentine’s Day High Tea

Wednesday 19 February 2020

Communications Office and Catholic Mission
Love was in the air on Friday as 160 guests gathered in the Fitzroy ballroom at Sofitel on Collins for the Catholic Mission Valentine’s Day High Tea. Unlike some other Valentine's events, however, the love in question was for fellow humans in need. This is the second year of the Catholic Mission Valentine’s Day High Tea and like last year was filled with fun, laughter and giving.