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Ten Hail Marys for vocations

Tuesday 4 August 2020

Fr Denis Stanley 
We are encouraged to pray for vocations. We are invited to pray that many will be inspired to be open to mystery of their vocation story, to trust the voice of the Lord breaking into their lives and to listen to any encouraging voice helping them to ponder the possibility of a vocation to the priesthood. But is that all? And when we pray for vocations, what are we praying for? Fr Denis Staley explores the mystery of what a call from God to serve his people means. 

Archbishop Peter thanks VMCH staff for Celebration Week

Tuesday 4 August 2020

Communications Office
It may be a time of great risk and difficulty, but it's also a time to celebrate the good work done by the staff of aged care facilities, according to Archbishop Peter's message of encouragement to VMCH. Speaking from St Patrick’s Cathedral, Archbishop Peter filmed a message to encourage the staff of VMCH for their Celebration Week while the city is in lockdown following the outbreak of Covid-19 in Victoria, which has affected people in vulnerable situations and the wider aged care industry.   

The Transfiguration of Jesus

Tuesday 4 August 2020

Andrew Hamilton 

In the Catholic Church the two major feasts of August are the Transfiguration of Jesus and the Assumption of Mary. They are feasts of light, of celebrating a life and world transformed. In the secular calendar, August is also bookended by two days of commemoration: the anniversary of the dropping of the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima on the same day as the Feast of the Transfiguration and the International Day against Nuclear Tests. These evoke a brief and terrible light followed by darkness, death and silence. Together, all four commemorations invite us to ask by what light we wish to guide our lives as human beings, as Catholics and as citizens of the world.

CatholicCare reaches out as Victoria enters State of Disaster

Wednesday 5 August 2020

Each year in August CatholicCare celebrates the CatholicCare Sunday Appeal in Catholic parishes throughout Greater Melbourne, Geelong and Gippsland, and like many of our other routines, this too has been impacted by the pandemic. With many parishes in lockdown for the safety and wellbeing of communities, 2020 will mark the first year conducting CatholicCare Sunday Appeal online. The staff of CatholicCare ask that you join in helping to BREAK BARRIERS – this year’s theme – to help families overcome the barriers holding them back, so that they may live life to the full.