Living Prayer

As we enter the Easter season of new life and resurrection, we pray: · That through the sacrament of reconciliation, we experience the mercy of God. · For safe and happy travels for all those on holidays at this time. · For a renewal of all members of our community and their families as we…

Encountering Jesus

“Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!” – Lk 19.38 Do we get excited when a person or event brings us into an experience of the love of God? In our first Gospel reading today, the people cried out, “Hosanna,” a word which is used to express adoration, praise and…

Liturgy of Hope and Healing

On March 3 our community gathered for a liturgy of healing and hope. We prayed for the survivors of abuse and their families, and for healing in our Church. “We ask God to come into the dark corners of our world and our church. We ask God to bring healing and hope. God we surrender…

“Belong” Reconciliation Day

“Thank you for yesterday.  We had so much fun and really enjoyed ourselves.  It was really lovely to spend this time together.  I thought the day was perfectly planned and wouldn’t change anything.” – A parent Over sixty people gathered at the Conference Centre on Sunday March 24 to help twenty children on their sacraments…

Project Compassion

Michaela is a 21-year-old trainee at Purple House, a dialysis centre in the Central Desert for people suffering from kidney disease. With the support of Caritas partners, Michaela is helping to build a social enterprise, a connection to culture and a new outlook for the chronically ill. Please donate to Project Compassion 2019 and help…

Reconciliation

“It was God who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the work of handing on his reconciliation.” – 2Cor 5.18 It was truly a joyous occasion last Sunday when 20 families (over 50 people) gathered at the Conference Centre to engage our children in a conversation about the meaning of reconciliation with…

Holy Week

What is it that we do during Holy Week? What are the rituals that we take part in? Holy Week begins on Palm (Passion) Sunday, which this year falls on 14th April. Here, Jesus’ triumphant entry in to Jerusalem is joined to the proclamation of the Passion. On Tuesday night, the whole diocesan community celebrates…