From the storm there will emerge hope (Homily, 19OT) From the storm there will emerge hope (Homily, 19OT)

From the storm there will emerge hope (Homily, 19OT)

Sunday 9 August 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli  Into the destruction of a storm, Jesus strode out on the waters to meet his terrified disciples. “Courage. It is I. Do not be afraid.” Are not these precisely the words of calm, tenderness and life we long to hear amid the storm that is overwhelming our lives at present? The numbers of dead and infected grow daily, with the elderly and front-liners most exposed to the brunt of the COVID winds. The earthquake of unemployment and the loss of livelihoods has broken down our protective walls. We are fatigued and frightened as the fire of the...

Playfulness and joy: Adapting to life in lockdown

Friday 7 August 2020

Fr Nathan Rawlins
The 8-hour movement fought for “8 hours of Work, 8 hours of Rest, 8 hours of Recreation”. I have a feeling that in 2020, perhaps it is the last one we have forgotten about? It is difficult to get away from reminders to work and rest- we have diaries and calendars riddled with Zoom Meetings and watches that track our sleep- but do we ensure we take time for recreation? Do we take time, set aside blocks of time in our diary, for play? 

Walk with him and trust: Alex Chow prepares for Ordination to the Diaconate

Wednesday 5 August 2020

Communications Office
This Saturday, on the Feast of St Mary MacKillop, Archbishop Peter A Comensoli will ordain seminarian Alexander Chow as a deacon for the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Alex, who worked as a chemical scientist before pursuing his calling to the priesthood, says his parents' example of faith was integral to his own faith life and vocation. 'I think with God nothing is too late... It might take time but God is patient with us.'

ACYF: Pilgrims recall festival highlights before reunion

Wednesday 5 August 2020

Communications Office
Last year, more than 1,000 young Melburnians travelled thousands of kilometres to Perth to attend the Australian Catholic Youth Festival. Next week, pilgrims under lockdown in Melbourne will gather online for a reunion special to reunite with fellow pilgrims and reminisce and celebrate the highlights of ACYF and discover that the journey doesn't end just because the event does. Speaking at the event will be Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli and Fr Rob Galea with live music from Gen Bryant and Josh Angrisano.

St Patrick’s Cathedral: A closer look

Wednesday 5 August 2020

Communications Office
During lockdown, we’re already learning to adapt without many simple pleasures like going to cafés, or restaurants, or a bookshop. But also, one of the things we miss is being in and around those beautiful sacred spaces that we frequent each week for Mass. That’s why we’re running a series on spaces around the Archdiocese – particularly St Patrick’s Cathedral – that reminds people of the beauty around us in the Archdiocese, but also to inspire hope that we’ll come to these places with new appreciation once the lockdown ends. Let us pray for the triumph of Christ as we continue during lockdown and we welcome you tune in to celebrate Mass this Sunday at 11am.