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Thursday 11 June 2020

Communications Office

When restrictions around public worship eased earlier this month, Fr Andrew Jekot at St Mary of the Cross Catholic Parish, Mordialloc and Aspendale, couldn’t wait to re-open the church doors and welcome his parishioners back. "I certainly thought that at Easter time we would be back full strength in the church for Mass at Pentecost. How wrong was I! It has been wonderful to be able to offer regular weekday and weekend Masses again (as of 2 June) and see parishioners face to face and not through a device!"

Creativity in the Time of COVID

Wednesday 10 June 2020

Fiona Basile, Catholic Social Services Victoria

On Monday 30 March 2020, Premier Daniel Andrews announced that as of 11:59pm that evening, all Victorians must stay at home, able to leave only for four essential reasons: for food and supplies, medical care, exercise, and work or education. Since that time, more than 10 weeks have passed, and from June 1, the isolation restrictions eased a little. But what of this time, this COVID-time? Have we learnt anything as a society, or as individuals? What can we make out of this time, which is still unfolding as we continue to find our feet individually, as families and as communities of people? 

Rerum Novarum Awards re-launched

Wednesday 10 June 2020

Catholic Education Melbourne

The Rerum Novarum Awards for 2020 have been re-launched as a result of the disruption to the school year caused by the COVID-19 virus. The competition is open to groups of Years 10-12 students in Catholic schools in Victoria for projects on a social justice issue, using the See, Judge, Act method to apply the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. The Gold award in the competition is $10,000, which will be paid to the school to fund a social justice project undertaken by the school. There will also be a Silver award ($5,000) and a Bronze award ($2,500).


Locals recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Tuesday 9 June 2020

Communications Office and Villa Maria Catholic Homes
A number of local Catholics who have dedicated their lives to the enrichment of the community were included in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list. 

“In this list we see all the positives that are in our community – we see the great ideas, we see the hard-work, we see the love and compassion for fellow human beings – it’s a microcosm of Australia,” the Governor-General said. “This list recognises a group of outstanding Australians who have made a contribution to their community, to Australia globally or domestically. Their efforts have been noted by their peers, they’ve been nominated and assessed independently as worthy of recognition."