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Letter on the month of May

Monday 27 April 2020

Vatican News
The month of May is approaching, a time when the People of God express with particular intensity their love and devotion for the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is traditional in this month to pray the Rosary at home within the family. The restrictions of the pandemic have made us come to appreciate all the more this “family” aspect, also from a spiritual point of view.  

The potency of a blazing fire

Sunday 26 April 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli
Homily: Third Sunday of Easter (Year A)  
“Did not our hearts burn within us…?” When was the last time you could say that your own heart burnt within you? I don’t mean by this identifying when was the last time you got excited about something, as if this is equivalent to the feeling of elation when your team won the footy pennant. (Sorry Carlton fans!) Rather, the fire that burnt in the hearts of those two disciples as they walked with Jesus along the road to Emmaus might better be compared to the fire of deep loving affection that a couple of many years might still have for each other. 

'Facing fear with courage': ANZAC Day 2020

Friday 24 April 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli 

This ANZAC Day thousands around Australia will stand outside their dwellings to greet the dawn in a different way. Physically separated, but united. For Australians of all faiths and none, ANZAC Day is special. We remember the spirit of sacrifice and the times when our whole nation came together, facing fear with courage.


Effective Safeguarding Committee Training now online

Thursday 23 April 2020

Professional Standards Unit

The Professional Standards Unit has designed an online learning video to assist all those involved in the implementation of child safety policies and procedures within a Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne parish, agency or entity. Each parish, agency or entity within the Archdiocese is required to form a Safeguarding Committee, and in this video the PSU explains the role of this committee, suitability of candidates for the role and how this committee might operate. 

Leading parishes through this time of crisis

Wednesday 22 April 2020

Mission Team
How can we lead positively and creatively through these times, when so many of the things we normally do as a parish have been suspended? The swiftness with which our lives have changed over the last few weeks is extraordinary. It is not surprising that some of us find ourselves adrift in this ‘new normal’. So much has changed, and so many of the ‘ordinary’ ways of operating are not currently possible because of government restrictions and because we want to keep the most vulnerable in our community safe. As a church, we have responded to increasingly tighter restrictions, made many enforced changes and negotiated a unique Easter Triduum. Where to now? As a parish team, what seeds can you sow now, in order to ensure a powerful, mission-focused re-emergence?