Melbourne News

The art of the advent chant

Wednesday 18 December 2019

Jason McFarland

Advent is coming, and it’s the time in the liturgical year of ‘devout and expectant delight’. But Advent is also a period of liturgical moderation. We anticipate the joy of the Incarnation and Christ’s Second Coming, but we want to keep our joy bridled, so that we can properly prepare ourselves for our encounter with these great aspects of the Paschal Mystery. 

Forgive and be free: Reconciliation and the legacy of Nagasaki

Monday 16 December 2019

Communications Office
Bestselling author and Marist priest Fr Paul Glynn OAM has called Japan home since 1955, believes the lessons of reconciliation between former wartime enemies Japan and Australia have never been more pertinent. Fr Paul, 91, has dedicated his life to the cause of reconciliation between former enemies Australia and Japan and his message of peace and hope is one that could not be more relevant—and necessary—for today’s highly polarised society.

MacKillop Family Services and Transdev help deliver Christmas cheer for kids in care

Tuesday 10 December 2019

MacKillop Family Services
Santa ditched his reindeer in favour of completing a very special delivery in Victoria’s first locally built, fully electric bus with the Minister for Public Transport, Melissa Horne. Santa called on the Minister and Transdev to help him collect and deliver donated Christmas gifts for kids in foster care and residential care, as part of MacKillop Family Services Annual Christmas Drive. As part of the drive, Transdev’s elves collect and pack gifts generously donated by local schools and businesses to ensure kids in care can have a present to open on Christmas Day.