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Community in the face of insecurity

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Andrew Hamilton
 
For Victorians this last week has been taxing. It began with rising numbers of COVID-19 infections, moved to the lock-down of housing commission towers enforced by hundreds of police and has continued with the lockdown of the whole Melbourne area for six weeks and exclusion from other States.
 
 

Missionary discipleship: What it means and why it matters

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Proclaim: Office for Mission Renewal  
 
What would it feel like to be part of a parish that is filled with missionary disciples? Where almost every parishioner has a fire inside them to share their love of Jesus? Where people are hungry to be nourished by word and sacrament? Where people are sacrificial in their financial giving and where they serve the community, not to ‘help Father’ but to joyfully express their co-responsibility for the life and mission of the parish? 

"The hope that does not disappoint" by Dr Mary Healy (16 July)

Tuesday 14 July 2020

Proclaim: Office for Mission Renewal

 
Missionary parishes transform lives and yield a growing army of disciples for whom worship and sacraments come to life and whose ministry and service flourishes. Parish leaders are invited to a series of interactive sessions with global leaders in missionary parish renewal. From the fireside comfort of your home, be inspired by a hope-filled vision for your parish and discuss practical ideas with fellow leaders.

We are both soil and seed (Homily, 15th Sunday OT)

Sunday 12 July 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli 

Homily: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) | Sometimes, Jesus just got frustrated. Usually it was with his closest disciples when they either completely missed the point or acted like idiots. The Pharisees particularly got under his skin because of their obstinacy and hard-hearted attitudes. And sometimes, Jesus simply got frustrated with the world around him, and its inability to grasp his mission. But when he got frustrated, as we learnt from today’s gospel, Jesus didn’t just give up and walk away; he didn’t get offended, or throw in the towel, or petulantly rile against his Father, a la Jonah. Instead, he told stories. As the people around him failed to ‘get it’, Jesus moved to a different way of communicating his message: he spoke to them in parables.
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