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Light in the midst of darkness: A message from Archbishop Peter A Comensoli Light in the midst of darkness: A message from Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

Light in the midst of darkness: A message from Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Communications Office

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli has recorded a message for the faithful, encouraging us to continue to pray for and support one another during this difficult time. Despite the challenges of returning to stage 3 restrictions, Archbishop Comensoli says he's been encouraged by 'light in the midst of darkness' – such as the work done by the Flemington Kensington Parish to support locals affected by the hard lockdown of apartment towers.

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.

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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