Teaching, healing and nourishing (Homily, 18th Sunday in OT) Teaching, healing and nourishing (Homily, 18th Sunday in OT)

Teaching, healing and nourishing (Homily, 18th Sunday in OT)

Sunday 2 August 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli Friends, note the order in which things unfold for Jesus today. Jesus has heard of the death of his cousin, John the Baptist. This is a moment of grief for him and his disciples. So they look for a place where they can be alone in their sadness. But the people around about find them. Jesus, putting aside his own personal struggles, turns toward their neediness in mercy, and offers himself to them: in teaching, in healing and – miraculously – in nourishing. Note, also, the order in which things unfold for the disciples. Like Jesus, they heard of...

'Doers of the Word': Video message from Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

Saturday 1 August 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli
'We're called to be doers of the Word.' In his latest message to the faithful, Archbishop Peter A Comensoli asks us to reflect on how we might put into action God's Word in our own lives. Archbishop Comensoli also offers his prayers for all those affected by the coronavirus, particularly those in our community who have lost their lives and the families who now grieve for them. 

Archbishop supports calls for more affordable housing for seniors

Thursday 30 July, 2020

This Homelessness Week (August 3-7), VMCH has joined the Everybody’s Home campaign to help shine a light on the desperate need for more affordable and social housing, particularly for older people. Offering affordable housing aligns with VMCH’s steadfast commitment to the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, particularly the belief that every human being should live a dignified life. 

Lockdown #2—What now?

Wednesday 29 July 2020

Proclaim: Office for Mission Renewal  
In an uncertain COVID-19 world our parishes are vital sources of guidance, encouragement and love. We can help by being present, by sharing information that is based in hope and by providing a constant community for people to connect with. This is the fourth in a series of articles responding to COVID-19 and the challenges and opportunities it presents to our parishes.