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Teaching, healing and nourishing (Homily, 18th Sunday in OT) Teaching, healing and nourishing (Homily, 18th Sunday in OT)

Teaching, healing and nourishing (Homily, 18th Sunday in OT)

Sunday 2 August 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli Friends, note the order in which things unfold for Jesus today. Jesus has heard of the death of his cousin, John the Baptist. This is a moment of grief for him and his disciples. So they look for a place where they can be alone in their sadness. But the people around about find them. Jesus, putting aside his own personal struggles, turns toward their neediness in mercy, and offers himself to them: in teaching, in healing and – miraculously – in nourishing. Note, also, the order in which things unfold for the disciples. Like Jesus, they heard of...

'Doers of the Word': Video message from Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

Saturday 1 August 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli
'We're called to be doers of the Word.' In his latest message to the faithful, Archbishop Peter A Comensoli asks us to reflect on how we might put into action God's Word in our own lives. Archbishop Comensoli also offers his prayers for all those affected by the coronavirus, particularly those in our community who have lost their lives and the families who now grieve for them. 

Archbishop supports calls for more affordable housing for seniors

Thursday 30 July, 2020

This Homelessness Week (August 3-7), VMCH has joined the Everybody’s Home campaign to help shine a light on the desperate need for more affordable and social housing, particularly for older people. Offering affordable housing aligns with VMCH’s steadfast commitment to the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, particularly the belief that every human being should live a dignified life. 

Catholic sector thanks Victorian aged care workers

Wednesday 29 July 2020

Catholic Health Australia
‘Our workers are there on the frontline - they are quite literally the bulwark between the pandemic and the most vulnerable in our community,’ says CHA Chief Executive Pat Garcia. The largest non-government grouping of aged care services in Australia, Catholic Health Australia, thanks its workers as they continue to provide compassionate care in the face of a surging pandemic. CHA, whose Victorian members include Mercy, St Vincent’s and Villa Maria, among others, said its aged care workers are doing an amazing job as they battle a second surge of COVID cases in Victoria. The workforce in Victoria’s aged care homes are doing everything they can to protect the older residents in their care and deserve our respect and support.

Ladye Chapel: St Patrick’s Cathedral

Wednesday 29 July 2020

Communications Office
St Patrick's Cathedral is home to seven chapels surrounding the sanctuary. The largest of these is the Ladye Chapel, of the chapel of Our Lady, used for weekday Mass. Those of you watching Mass online will recognise the Kelly green tones of the chapel interior. It is located directly behind the high altar indicating the unique place of Mary, the Mother of God, in Catholic theology and devotion.