The ones with the least give the most: Sr Rita Malavisi RSJ The ones with the least give the most: Sr Rita Malavisi RSJ

The ones with the least give the most: Sr Rita Malavisi RSJ

Wednesday 23 September 2020

This Sunday 27 September marks the 2020 World Day of Migrants and Refugees. To gain some insight into the daily realities faced by displaced people, we spoke to Sr Rita Malavisi, rsj, long-term volunteer with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) and recent winner of the National Volunteer of the Year Award from the Fundraising Institute of Australia for her fundraising efforts for the ASRC. 

Welcoming those seeking refuge: Migrant and Refugee Sunday 2020

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Communications Office
This Sunday, 27 September, is the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees. For more than a century now, the Catholic Church has marked this occasion as a way to draw attention to the millions of migrants and refugees who are forcibly displaced and trafficked around the world. Pope Francis says the tragedy of internally displaced people is one of the challenges facing our contemporary world: “Situations of conflict and humanitarian emergencies, aggravated by climate change, are increasing the numbers of displaced persons and affecting people already living in a state of dire poverty. Many of the countries experiencing these situations lack adequate structures for meeting the needs of the displaced” (9 January 2020).

‘The Lord's ongoing creative presence’: Message from Archbishop Comensoli

Thursday 24 September 2020

Communications Office
In this week's message to the community of faith in Melbourne, Archbishop Comensoli invites us to recognise the Lord's abiding presence in our lives and in all of creation. He also reflects on our sacramental life as Catholic Christians, something which is 'deeply ingrained within us'.

He goes first to our inner last (Homily, 25th Sunday in OT)

Sunday 20 September 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli 

Homily: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) | No one begins by saying, “And lastly…” We start with, “First and foremost,” make our way to secondly, and then through the numbers. We might finally get to ‘Last, but not least.” However, none of us begins with, “And lastly…” None, that is, except for the Lord. “Start with the last arrivals,” said the landowner in Jesus’ parable, “and end with the first.” When it comes to the order of things in God’s kingdom it is the last who are first; and the first, last.

Rosh Hashanah

Thursday 17 September 2020

Ecumenical & Interfaith Commission
On behalf of the Most Reverend Peter A Comensoli, Archbishop of Melbourne, together with the Catholic Community in Melbourne, I greet you for the feast of Rosh HaShanah. Shanah Tovah! Rosh HaShanah is a solemn feast and looks toward Yom Kippur. It is focussed on one’s personal relationship with God. In fact, the sound of the Shofar is a call to reflection and repentance. In a sense our current experience of COVID-19 echoes this call and invites us all to communal reflection and co-operation.

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