Sunday's Homily: "Marked with the sign of God" Sunday's Homily: "Marked with the sign of God"

Sunday's Homily: "Marked with the sign of God"

Sunday 21 June 2020

Archbishop Peter A ComensoliHomily: 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) I’m old enough now to be able to remember the annual list of the wealthiest Australians was measured in the millions. These days a new millionaire barely raises an eyebrow; it's the list of multi billionaires that counts. Given these sorts of numbers, we are hardly going to get excited over the worth of a couple of hundred sparrows. The measure of worth in Jesus’ day is certainly not today’s measure.

ACU to host online series on "Liturgical Inculturation"

Friday 26 June 2020

Sharon Boyd, ACU Centre for Liturgy 
“I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.” This is what we pray together at Mass when we recite the Nicene Creed. Catholic means “universal”. As we heard during the Pentecost readings several weeks ago, “All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability” (Acts 2:4). As a Church that is always on mission, our worship — our liturgy — lends itself to be shaped to ensure that it speaks of the transcendent to the local population in a meaningful way; this means that it embraces and is transformed by culture.


Archbishop Peter joins Vinnies CEO Sleepout

Thursday 18 June 2020

Communications Office

The Vinnies CEO Sleepout is a one-night event over one of the longest and coldest nights of the year. Hundreds of CEOs, business owners as well as community and government leaders sleep outdoors to raise funds and support the many Australians who are experiencing homelessness and people at risk of homelessness. Participating in his first Vinnies CEO sleepout, Archbishop Peter A Comensoli said, "It's a little bit of discomfort for a good bit of awareness."

ICYMI: Chapel of the Sacred Heart

Thursday 18 June 2020

Communications Office
During this time of the pandemic, many of us have undoubtedly been reminded of how easily we can take for granted the people and places we hold dear. From the daily interactions with friends, family and colleagues, or the regular trips to our local park, shop or gym; none of us really imagined we'd be living in isolation for so long. Perhaps unexpectedly, none of us realised just how much we'd miss the ability to visit our local parish and participate in the Eucharist in the company of our fellow parishioners. This Friday (19 June) we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. One of the many beautiful features of St Patrick's Cathedral is the Chapel of the Sacred Heart. (You might have missed it on your last visit so it's worth a visit next time you're able!)

JPC committed to connecting with their community

Thursday 18 June 2020

The origins of the John Pierce Centre (JPC) date back to 1935, when Father John Pierce was appointed as the first Chaplain to the Catholic Deaf Community in Victoria. Since then, the mission of JPC has been inspired by Jesus Christ and the traditions of the Catholic Church, as it seeks to empower all Deaf and Hard of Hearing people and their families within Victoria to live their lives to the full. Recently their community gatherings, a pivotal part of their program offering, were forced to stop overnight due to the COVID-19 pandemic.