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International speaker series on 'Leading a Missionary Parish' International speaker series on 'Leading a Missionary Parish'

International speaker series on 'Leading a Missionary Parish'

Thursday 26 June 2020

Proclaim: Office for Mission Renewal Missionary parishes transform lives and yield a growing army of disciples for whom worship and sacraments come to life and whose ministry and service flourishes. Parish leaders are invited to a series of interactive sessions with global leaders in missionary parish renewal. From the fireside comfort of your home, be inspired by a hope-filled vision for your parish and discuss practical ideas with fellow leaders. Beginning Thursday 2 July, the first four fortnightly sessions are focused on "Awakening your heart for mission" with Fr Stephen...

Plunging into the life of Jesus (Homily, 13th Sunday OT)

Sunday 28 June 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli
St Paul speaks, in our second reading today, of the plunge into death each who is baptised has made. It is a plunge, nonetheless, into a pool of life, life in Christ. In the mystery of baptism, someone else’s pool of loss – Jesus’ – becomes a hospitable location for us to discover our lives. He dies, we rise. An exchange of pools that transforms us. His hospitality on the cross becomes our family home along the way to our heavenly home. When Jesus instructed his apostles that to lose their life in his is to find their lives more deeply, we would do well to remember where loss and life have played out in our lives. The biblical way of doing this is in hospitality for the lives of others. Hospitality offered to a wandering holy person; hospitality given in a cup of water to the thirsty neighbour; hospitality received from plunging into the life of Jesus. Hospitality learnt from loss, that brings life.

100 years young: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ringwood

Thursday 26 June 2020

Communications Office

For Fr Anthony Doran and his congregation at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ringwood, the realities of coronavirus have meant pressing pause on what would have been the Parish’s year-long centenary celebrations. “We’re turning 100 this year. The Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is this Saturday (27 June) and as a Parish, we normally celebrate on the closest Sunday. Recent government and health restrictions have meant that we’ve had to postpone most of these centenary gatherings. We’ll still celebrate with the community that’s able to gather in the church and with those who can join us online on Facebook and YouTube.”

St Patrick's Cathedral re-opens its doors

Thursday 25 June 2020

Communications Office
On Tuesday 23 June, St Patrick's Cathedral officially re-opened its doors to welcome up to 20 people to Masses. Attendees can register by visiting the Cathedral website and clicking on the Trybooking link. Masses that are open to the public include the daily 1pm Mass on Tuesday to Friday and the 11am Mass on Sunday.