Reflections

Plunging into the life of Jesus (Homily, 13th Sunday OT) Plunging into the life of Jesus (Homily, 13th Sunday OT)

Plunging into the life of Jesus (Homily, 13th Sunday OT)

Sunday 28 June 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli St Paul speaks, in our second reading today, of the plunge into death each who is baptised has made. It is a plunge, nonetheless, into a pool of life, life in Christ. In the mystery of baptism, someone else’s pool of loss – Jesus’ – becomes a hospitable location for us to discover our lives. He dies, we rise. An exchange of pools that transforms us. His hospitality on the cross becomes our family home along the way to our heavenly home. When Jesus instructed his apostles that to lose their life in his is to find their lives...

100 years young: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ringwood

Thursday 26 June 2020

Communications Office

For Fr Anthony Doran and his congregation at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ringwood, the realities of coronavirus have meant pressing pause on what would have been the Parish’s year-long centenary celebrations. “We’re turning 100 this year. The Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is this Saturday (27 June) and as a Parish, we normally celebrate on the closest Sunday. Recent government and health restrictions have meant that we’ve had to postpone most of these centenary gatherings. We’ll still celebrate with the community that’s able to gather in the church and with those who can join us online on Facebook and YouTube.”

JPC committed to connecting with their community

Thursday 18 June 2020

CDF
 
The origins of the John Pierce Centre (JPC) date back to 1935, when Father John Pierce was appointed as the first Chaplain to the Catholic Deaf Community in Victoria. Since then, the mission of JPC has been inspired by Jesus Christ and the traditions of the Catholic Church, as it seeks to empower all Deaf and Hard of Hearing people and their families within Victoria to live their lives to the full. Recently their community gatherings, a pivotal part of their program offering, were forced to stop overnight due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Welcome back!

Thursday 11 June 2020

Communications Office

When restrictions around public worship eased earlier this month, Fr Andrew Jekot at St Mary of the Cross Catholic Parish, Mordialloc and Aspendale, couldn’t wait to re-open the church doors and welcome his parishioners back. "I certainly thought that at Easter time we would be back full strength in the church for Mass at Pentecost. How wrong was I! It has been wonderful to be able to offer regular weekday and weekend Masses again (as of 2 June) and see parishioners face to face and not through a device!"

A message from Archbishop Peter (Corpus Christi)

Thursday 11 June 2020

Communications Office

In his latest video message to the faithful, Archbishop Peter A Comensoli reflects on the upcoming Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) and our spiritual hunger for Jesus, especially during this time of COVID-19. He also contemplates the different ways we hunger for the Body of Christ to manifest in our own lives and in wider society: "I'm particularly mindful of the hunger our First Peoples have for their identity in the land ... whether we're First Peoples or settlers or migrants - we hunger for the good of each of our people and that this land might be a sign and witness of how to live well with one another." 
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