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Sunbury parish: Immersion and a donkey named Kevin Sunbury parish: Immersion and a donkey named Kevin

Sunbury parish: Immersion and a donkey named Kevin

Monday 10 April 2017

Media and Communications Office

When Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport opened in 1963, the population of Sunbury was about 800. Today, it's 45,000, with future projections looking to an eventual number above 120,000. But long before airports and aeroplanes were even dreamed of, Mass was already being celebrated in Sunbury, with the priest arriving by horseback from the northern Melbourne suburb of Pentridge. That was 1852.

2017 Mass of the Holy Oils

Wednesday 12 April 2017

Nathan Rawlins, Seminarian for the Archdiocese of Melbourne

Once a year, the priests of the Archdiocese of Melbourne gather together with the bishops to celebrate what is known as the Mass of the Holy Oils or Chrism Mass. Usually occurring on the Tuesday of Holy Week for the Archdiocese, it gets it's name from the part of the liturgy where the Archbishop blesses the three sacramental oil's of the Church to be used for that year- the oil used in the Anointing of the Sick, the oil of the Catechumens and the Oil of Chrism. 

2017 Palm Sunday March

Thursday 13 March 2017

Melbourne Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office
It was disappointing, after a week of beautiful weather, the State Emergency Service was warning people to ‘stay indoors’. How was this going to affect the numbers at the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees? How many would make it to the Prayer Service at St Patrick’s Cathedral beforehand?
The organisers were continually assessing whether to go ahead or not.

Easter Message from Fr Joe Caddy

Wednesday 12 April 2017

Fr Joe Caddy, CEO, CatholicCare

This past summer we have largely been spared the alarming sights, sounds and smells of bushfire. However, in recent years we have seen far too often the devastation it causes. We have also seen how the Australian bush recovers – the green shoots emerging from a blackened trunk, the return of the grasses; life continues, the scorched scene is transformed.