Reflections

Sunday's Homily: "Marked with the sign of God" Sunday's Homily: "Marked with the sign of God"

Sunday's Homily: "Marked with the sign of God"

Sunday 21 June 2020

Archbishop Peter A ComensoliHomily: 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) I’m old enough now to be able to remember the annual list of the wealthiest Australians was measured in the millions. These days a new millionaire barely raises an eyebrow; it's the list of multi billionaires that counts. Given these sorts of numbers, we are hardly going to get excited over the worth of a couple of hundred sparrows. The measure of worth in Jesus’ day is certainly not today’s measure.

ICYMI: Chapel of the Sacred Heart

Thursday 18 June 2020

Communications Office
 
During this time of the pandemic, many of us have undoubtedly been reminded of how easily we can take for granted the people and places we hold dear. From the daily interactions with friends, family and colleagues, or the regular trips to our local park, shop or gym; none of us really imagined we'd be living in isolation for so long. Perhaps unexpectedly, none of us realised just how much we'd miss the ability to visit our local parish and participate in the Eucharist in the company of our fellow parishioners. This Friday (19 June) we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. One of the many beautiful features of St Patrick's Cathedral is the Chapel of the Sacred Heart. (You might have missed it on your last visit so it's worth a visit next time you're able!)

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Sunday 7 June 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

Homily: Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity


In every family, there are very personal ways in which we refer to one another. We all have special nicknames or tender references for our nearest and dearest that are not for wider consumption. And rightly so, for these are the intimate and very personal matters that speak to the bonds of love and affection a family holds preciously to itself, and which gives each member that special place of belonging. Whenever these precious and personal things go missing, we all know how that can undermine our sense of peace, safety and love.

The first gift at Pentecost

Sunday 31 May 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli
 
Homily: Pentecost (Year A) 
  
Here’s a question to ask yourself: What did the Holy Spirit give as the first gift to the disciples at Pentecost? We might be tempted to focus on how the Spirit was experienced by the disciples: we hear of the wind; we are told of the fire; we learn that the disciples experience a fullness of the Holy Spirit. But notice that none of these are what the disciples received as a gift to have as their own; these are, rather, manifestations of the presence of the Holy Spirit. The gift came as a result of the manifestation, and it was quite specific: “… they began to speak in foreign languages, as the Spirit gave them the gift of speech.”
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