Melbourne News

Homily: 10 February: 5th Sunday in Ordinary time

Sunday 10 February 2019

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

Beginnings matter. The annual parade of ‘first day of school’ photos that appear on Facebook at the end of January is testimony of this. The best I saw this year was a ‘then and now’ compilation from friends of mine with three children who have recently returned to Australia. The two photos – one of 5 years ago in another country, and the other now – were similarly staged. But there was the delight of different uniforms, changed faces, and a new day dawning. Beginnings – even small, personal ones – matter.

Living stones: Designing the churches of tomorrow

Thursday 31 January 2019

Toby Ward  
Every church is different. Each space holds a unique reverence and an inimitable history. From the world’s oldest places of worship to its newest, God exists in all. To further understand the fabric of the buildings designed for Catholic worship, the National Liturgical Architecture and Art Board and ACU will welcome architects, historians, parishioners, liturgists, designers and theology students to a symposium at ACU St Patrick’s Campus in February to learn more about the walls that hear our prayers and the journey our churches have taken to become what they are today. Keynote speaker Fr Richard Vosko, a priest in the Diocese of Albany, USA, is a member of the Albany Diocesan Architecture and Building Commission as well as a liturgical design consultant. Fr Vosko has been central to the redesign and renovations of countless churches in the USA. As the symposium draws closer, he took the time to speak to Melbourne Catholic.