Any ordinary day: Reflection for November

Friday 16 November 2018

Cathy Jenkins, Archbishop's Office for Evangelisation  
I have a container of joy sitting on my table. A vase of peony roses. The head of each rose is a wonder to behold: layers of tiny, delicate petals, each coloured with a slightly different blush of pink. They are held up by an impossibly thin stem, surrounded with shoots of green leaves. They carry a slight scent and, even though their days in the vase are numbered, I appreciate the wonder of them. They are a reminder to me of the blessing of God in the ordinariness of life.

Parishioners pitch in talents to create new Parish Centre in Narre Warren

Friday 16 November 2018

Media and Communications
For a fairly young parish having been established only 38 years ago, Our Lady Help of Christians in Narre Warren has a vibrantly active community; so much so that they have collaborated their mixed bag of talents to create a brand new and much-needed Parish centre tailor-fit to the communities’ many needs.

Private rental a burden for seniors

Friday 15 November 2018

Villa Maria Catholic Homes
Private rental became impossible for Gail Carter to cover after she lost her job as an aged care assistant in 2015. A diagnosis of depression, caring for her terminally ill mother and living with an abusive flat mate made the 68-year-old’s situation all the more dire.