Reflections

‘The Lord's ongoing creative presence’: Message from Archbishop Comensoli ‘The Lord's ongoing creative presence’: Message from Archbishop Comensoli

‘The Lord's ongoing creative presence’: Message from Archbishop Comensoli

Thursday 24 September 2020

Communications Office
 
In this week's message to the community of faith in Melbourne, Archbishop Comensoli invites us to recognise the Lord's abiding presence in our lives and in all of creation. He also reflects on our sacramental life as Catholic Christians, something which is 'deeply ingrained within us'.

Baptism by fire: Fr Trac reflects on an ‘extraordinary’ first year of priestly ministry

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Communications Office
 
In a year that is becoming quite memorable for all the wrong reasons, it’s easy to forget that the rest of life simply continues around us – another season of spring is upon us, babies continue to be born, schools have continued with online learning and, it seems, not even a global pandemic can stop finals footy from being played (albeit in a slightly warmer climate). This year has undoubtedly delivered some heavy punches. However, it’s also provided opportunities for us to reimagine the way we live, work and interact with one another. For Fr Trac Nguyen, who recently celebrated his one-year anniversary as a priest for the Archdiocese, it’s certainly been a year to remember. 
 

He goes first to our inner last (Homily, 25th Sunday in OT)

Sunday 20 September 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli 

Homily: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) | No one begins by saying, “And lastly…” We start with, “First and foremost,” make our way to secondly, and then through the numbers. We might finally get to ‘Last, but not least.” However, none of us begins with, “And lastly…” None, that is, except for the Lord. “Start with the last arrivals,” said the landowner in Jesus’ parable, “and end with the first.” When it comes to the order of things in God’s kingdom it is the last who are first; and the first, last.
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