On Being Found

‘Rejoice with me.’ – Lk 15.6 I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. No one should think that this invitation is not meant for…

Living Prayer

God with us, you have made us in your image and filled us with your love. Through the life of Jesus you show us the way to be merciful as you are merciful. Where people are ‘put down’ May we shine the light of your strength. Where there is dishonesty and denial May we shine…

Come Holy Spirit!

‘As for your intention, who could have learnt it, had you not granted Wisdom and sent your holy spirit from above?’ – Wis 9.17 In this season of the Plenary Council, we are continually invited to ‘Listen to what the Spirit is saying.’ Today’s first reading invites us to pray for the gift of Wisdom…

Living Prayer

Having celebrated our Mass with Anointing of the Sick last week, we take time to pray for all those members of our community, and in our families, who are struggling with illness of any kind. For many of us, there are people that we regularly call to mind, knowing of the challenges that they face…

Living Holiness

‘You have come to God himself… and been placed with spirits of the saints …’ – Heb 12.23 On Thursday, members of our community gathered with Bishop Bill for a Day of Prayer and Reflection. The sessions were facilitated by Bernadette Gibson, as we were guided through the Pope’s Encyclical, Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and…

Living Prayer

We pray for all our fathers and grandfathers. This Father’s Day, let us pray for the men in our community who have been called to share the gift of Fatherhood with all of us. May we continue to show our support to all fathers doing their best to love and serve God, their families and…

Encounter Jesus in the World

‘I am coming to gather the nations…’ – Is 66.18 Pope Francis’ message for the 105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees shares these words: “I came that they might have life and have it more abundantly (Jn 10.10). It is not just about migrants: It is about the whole person, about all people. In Jesus’…

Our Sight Set On Jesus

‘Let us not lose sight of Jesus, who leads us in our faith and brings it to perfection.’ – Heb 12.2 Last week, I was fortunate to attend a few days of retreat down in Sydney that were put on by the Divine Renovation network. It was attended by over ninety representatives from parishes all…

Living Prayer

We pray for the families of the children joining us this weekend to begin their journey towards receiving Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time. This is an important time in the faith life of these families. Let us support them through prayer, through companionship and through genuine welcome as they find their home…