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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...

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Sunday 7 June 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

Homily: Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

In every family, there are very personal ways in which we refer to one another. We all have special nicknames or tender references for our nearest and dearest that are not for wider consumption. And rightly so, for these are the intimate and very personal matters that speak to the bonds of love and affection a family holds preciously to itself, and which gives each member that special place of belonging. Whenever these precious and personal things go missing, we all know how that can undermine our sense of peace, safety and love.

Melbourne Prays: Taking the mission online

Friday 5 June 2020

Communications Office
As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the world, schools and churches were inevitably affected and began closing their doors. Where possible, communities shifted online, providing online learning modules and the livestreaming of Masses. But what of the community and social aspects of prayer? Looking for a creative way to bring people together for daily prayer, two priests from the Archdiocese of Melbourne—Fr Nicholas Pearce (Assistant Vocations Director and Parish Priest of Holy Family Mount Waverley) and Fr Marcus Goulding (Assistant Priest at St Anthony’s Parish South Melton)—took to social media to find a way to bring young university students together and provide a way of punctuating their school day with prayer.