Archbishop Peter Comensoli's Mass of Installation homily

Thursday 2 August 2018

Archbishop Peter Comensoli

We can be reasonably confident that the Apostle Paul’s determination to get to Rome was not for the spaghetti and coffee. St Paul’s extraordinary missionary journey of faith took him from Jerusalem, and the Semitic world of the one true God, through Athens and the Greek world of the intellectual gods, to Rome and the cultural world of the political gods. Paul always saw it as God’s intention to get him to Rome.

Mass celebrated by Archbishop Denis Hart at St Patrick's Cathedral Melbourne for the centenary of the arrival of the Columbans in Australia

Sunday 24 June 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Today we celebrate the Feast of John the Baptist who proclaimed Jesus Christ as the Light of the World, and gave himself that he might become less and less so that Christ would become more. We are united with Father Kevin O'Neill, the Superior General and Father Brian Vale, the Director for Australia and New Zealand, and with a number of Columbans who have joined us for this Mass of Thanksgiving today for their Centenary.

Ordination to the Priesthood of Tho Tran celebrated by Archbishop Denis Hart in St Patrick's Cathedral Melbourne

Saturday 23 June 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I welcome all of you to this celebration of ordination to the priesthood for Tho Tran who, after preparation in our seminary and generous pastoral work, comes forward to be ordained to the priesthood.

I welcome members of his family and all who have come for this recognition, that the gift of priesthood in the Church is the living presence of Jesus Christ in word and sacrament to unite us, his people, to be with him always.

Mass celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Sunday 17 June 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We are indeed lucky to live in the presence of a Provident God who guides our way and our life with limitless love. Those of you who have green fingers, and I certainly have not, will know what you can do with a cutting from a bush or tree, how it will grow and multiply towards another bush. Those extraordinary words in the first Reading: “And every tree of the field will learn that I the Lord am the one who stunts tall trees and makes the low ones grow.” (Ezekiel 17:23)

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