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Weekend youth leaders’ retreat a ‘Treasured’ event Weekend youth leaders’ retreat a ‘Treasured’ event

Weekend youth leaders’ retreat a ‘Treasured’ event

Tuesday 11 July 2017

Jake Santitto, Archdiocesan Office for Youth

The Archdiocesan Office for Youth annual Leaders’ Retreat, billed as a ‘weekend of rest, faith and fellowship’ was held at the weekend.

Youth ministry leaders from throughout the Archdiocese of Melbourne took over the beautiful Don Bosco Retreat Centre in Lysterfield for three days for the retreat, which was conducted under the banner ‘Treasured: Where your treasure is, there your heart will also be.’

Airport West: An encounter with holiness

Friday 7 July 2017

Media and Communications Office

‘To bring people back to God … back to God through baptism in the Holy Catholic Church.’

With those words Father Peter Hoang sets the scene for an interview that sets out clearly and explicitly how he sees his mission as parish priest at St Christopher’s Church, Airport West (and nearby St Augustine’s, Keilor Park).

A new community flourishes

Monday 10 July 2017


On a perfect winter day, residents of the Eltham Refugee Housing and Support Project shared lunch with CatholicCare staff and volunteers and to acknowledge two people who were keen advocates for the establishment of the project.

Inspirational trek through outback raises $50,000 for vulnerable babies

Tuesday 11 July 2017

Media and Communications Office

Melbourne mum-of-three George McMahon and her friend Hollie Gooden are celebrating after completing an epic 1,720 kilometre walk and bike ride across Australia to raise money and awareness about premature birth and stillbirth.

George and Hollie set off from Alice Springs on Thursday 1 June and followed the Tanami Track, crossing both the Tanami and Great Sandy deserts – widely recognised as some of the most isolated and arid terrain in Australia. They finished just over a month later at Cable Beach in Western Australia on Sunday 2 July.

The holiness of the day: A reflection

Thursday 6 July 2017

Cathy Jenkins, Director, Archbishop’s Office for Evangelisation.

Recently I returned to my office after lunch and realised that I had l left my glasses somewhere in my lunchtime travels. I retraced my steps and found that the glasses had been placed in the middle of the table, now cleared, where I had drunk a coffee. As I approached the table the owner looked up from behind the coffee machine, smiled and gave me the thumbs up sign – pointing to the glasses. I was overwhelmed. In the rough and tumble of the working day this small act of kindness was unexpected. It served to soften the sharp edge of the day and to remind me that we live in a world of unexpected blessing.