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Celebrating Sea Sunday (12 July)

Wednesday 8 July 2020

Apostleship of the Sea Australia This Sunday (12 July) is Sea Sunday, an opportunity to recognise the important work being done by seafarers across the world. The theme for this year is “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” (Mt 11:28) We only have to look around us, in our homes and in our work, to recognise the many commodities that are brought to our shores by cargo ships. The Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea) ministry concerns itself totally with the welfare and pastoral care of seafarers who crew these ships....

Moments of struggle and grace: Video message from Archbishop Peter

Sunday 5 July 2020

Communications Office

Following last Sunday's Mass (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday), Archbishop Peter A Comensoli recorded a special message for the faithful from the forecourt of St Patrick's Cathedral, where an Aboriginal stone inlay depicts the Creator Spirit – the continuing source of life in both Aboriginal and Christian spiritual traditions. 

Monsignor Greg Bennet appointed tenth Bishop of Sale

Saturday 27 June 2020

Communications Office

On the Feast Day of St Cyril of Alexandria, The Holy Father has announced Monsignor Gregory Charles Bennet, former Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Melbourne, as the tenth Bishop of the Diocese of Sale in eastern Victoria. In accepting this appointment, Bishop-Elect Bennet said, “I am humbled by Pope Francis’ nomination of me to be the next Bishop of Sale. It is an enormous responsibility and privilege to be asked to undertake this appointment.”

You need a team to grow your dream: Structuring for impact

Thursday 18 June 2020

Mission Team

Leadership in twenty-first-century organisations, including parishes, is becoming more and more complex. Factors such as safeguarding, workplace law, declining church attendance, aging leadership and an aggressively secular culture make our traditional model of parish leadership—of the priest who lives alone, ministers alone and makes decisions alone—increasingly untenable and ineffective. This is definitely not how Jesus led. The reality is that the skill set of any one person, on its own, is inadequate. To achieve fruitful parishes, we need to work in teams.
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