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The cry for recognition (Homily, 14th Sunday OT) The cry for recognition (Homily, 14th Sunday OT)

The cry for recognition (Homily, 14th Sunday OT)

Sunday 5 July 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli Our First Peoples of this Great Southland of the Holy Spirit have not marked their ancient presence in this land by establishing monuments or institutions. Their presence has indeed been a humble one, evident not in static structures but in the dynamics of family bonds, shared rituals and a common identity. These are the same markers which ought to show forth in a Christian people. Therefore, the cry for recognition from our Indigenous people should not be unfamiliar to God’s pilgrim people. We all desire to learn the way of simplicity and...

ACU to host online series on "Liturgical Inculturation"

Friday 26 June 2020

Sharon Boyd, ACU Centre for Liturgy 
“I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.” This is what we pray together at Mass when we recite the Nicene Creed. Catholic means “universal”. As we heard during the Pentecost readings several weeks ago, “All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability” (Acts 2:4). As a Church that is always on mission, our worship — our liturgy — lends itself to be shaped to ensure that it speaks of the transcendent to the local population in a meaningful way; this means that it embraces and is transformed by culture.


Getting started: Intentionally living the ‘Great Commission’ in our parishes today

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Mission Team

Before he ascended, Jesus gave us his vision for the church: ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you’ (Matthew 28:19–20). This ‘Great Commission’ was given to a group of people who had no influence in the business, religious or political circles of the time, and who were feeling demoralised and uncertain about their future. It was an inauspicious beginning. 


Together in the Spirit: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Communications Office
This coming Sunday 5 July, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday will be celebrated with a theme chosen to respond to the current challenges we face as a community – Together in the Spirit. Australian Catholics and parishes are invited to come ‘Together in the Spirit’, united by our faith, to celebrate the gifts of Indigenous spirituality and culture in our Church and wider community. 


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 Langridge, "The hope that does not disappoint" with Dr Mary Healy, "The father’s heart: a vision for missionary renewal" with Fr James Mallon and "Evangelii Gaudium: Organising ourselves for mission" with Bishop Nicholas Hudson