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ACYF: Pilgrims recall festival highlights before reunion ACYF: Pilgrims recall festival highlights before reunion

ACYF: Pilgrims recall festival highlights before reunion

Wednesday 5 August 2020

Communications Office  Last year, more than 1,000 young Melburnians travelled thousands of kilometres to Perth to attend the Australian Catholic Youth Festival. Next week, pilgrims under lockdown in Melbourne will gather online for a reunion special to reunite with fellow pilgrims and reminisce and celebrate the highlights of ACYF and discover that the journey doesn't end just because the event does. Speaking at the event will be Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli and Fr Rob Galea with live music from Gen Bryant and Josh Angrisano.

We are both soil and seed (Homily, 15th Sunday OT)

Sunday 12 July 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli 

Homily: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) | Sometimes, Jesus just got frustrated. Usually it was with his closest disciples when they either completely missed the point or acted like idiots. The Pharisees particularly got under his skin because of their obstinacy and hard-hearted attitudes. And sometimes, Jesus simply got frustrated with the world around him, and its inability to grasp his mission. But when he got frustrated, as we learnt from today’s gospel, Jesus didn’t just give up and walk away; he didn’t get offended, or throw in the towel, or petulantly rile against his Father, a la Jonah. Instead, he told stories. As the people around him failed to ‘get it’, Jesus moved to a different way of communicating his message: he spoke to them in parables.

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. 

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. It has, for the past 100 years, responded to seafarers’ needs and has advocated on their behalf regardless of their colour or creed.
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