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A Message from Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

Monday 11 May 2020

Communications Office 
 
Archbishop Peter A Comensoli has recorded a brief message for all the faithful of Melbourne, inviting us to pray to Our Lady during this month of May. He also talks about the Bishops' plenary meeting taking place this week via Zoom, where they will discuss plans to gradually return to public worship. Lastly, Archbishop Peter offers a special greeting and prayer for all mums celebrating Mother's Day this weekend.

Mission driven parish: Is it even possible?

Monday 11 May 2020

Mission Team 
 
Who are we as a parish? What have we been called to do? Pope Francis is challenging us to make forming missionary disciples our core activity as parishes. We might ask though: is this even possible? This article is intended to ‘provoke’ you and your parish team to engage in some serious thought about what it might mean to be a more missionary parish.
 

Welcome relief for Melbourne’s vulnerable

Monday 11 May 2020

Communications Office 
 
When Covid-19 first appeared, the staff at St Mary’s House of Welcome recognised that they would need to adapt in order to continue serving the disadvantaged people of Melbourne. Opened by the Daughters of Charity 60 years ago, St Mary’s House of Welcome is known as a place where homeless people can go for a meal and a shower; a safe space for people living on the streets.  
Communications Office
 

New ways parishes are reaching out

Thursday 30 April 2020

Communications Office 
 
As weeks pass with isolation measures in place, parishes continue to adapt their outreach and online faith formation activities beyond simply providing online Mass. While the last six weeks have been a challenging journey for many, parishes are embracing new tools to foster connection. Video conferencing program Zoom has been a key tool for parishes to nourish relationships and spiritual connection between parishioners and replicate that sense of community. 
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