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The Journey of Reconciliation: Saint Ignatius College, Geelong The Journey of Reconciliation: Saint Ignatius College, Geelong

The Journey of Reconciliation: Saint Ignatius College, Geelong

Friday 28 February 2020

Brendan Nicholls Ash Wednesday was a very important day for the community at Saint Ignatius College Geelong due to the celebration of two significant parallel beginnings. As a Catholic community, staff and students received the ashes as Lent began and the start of forty days of preparation of growing closer to God and others. The College also unveiled a significant symbol of the desire to further the College’s journey of reconciliation and justice for our nation’s First Peoples in the form of an Indigenous Acknowledgement sign. Both of these events are beginnings of...

Launching Project Compassion 2020: Go further together

Wednesday 26 February 2020

Communications Office 
Go further together is the theme for this year’s Project Compassion, which Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli officially launched on Tuesday at Catholic Regional College Caroline Springs. Project Compassion is Caritas Australia's annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising appeal. Every year, millions of Australians take part in standing in solidarity with the world’s poor to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. 

Our Lady of La Vang Shrine opens in Keysborough

Saturday 22 February 2020

Communications Office and Catholic Mission
“We may be small in stature, but we dream big!” Those were the words of Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen, Bishop of the Parramatta diocese, who was in Melbourne this weekend for the opening the Our Lady of La Vang Shrine in Keysborough. The shrine has been a labour of love for the Vietnamese Catholic community of Melbourne, building what Archbishop Peter A Comensoli called a “temple of our Lord for the people of Melbourne.”

Speaking to the almost two thousand people gathered, the Archbishop acknowledged what has been the work of generations of Vietnamese families in Melbourne. “It’s been some 40 years since the beginning of this journey, and I want to say to you this is not the completion of the journey, it’s only beginning ... especially to the young people here today, this is something that will be part of your faith history—the building of this community of the people of God in Melbourne.”