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Christmas Homily 2021

25 Dec 2021

The middle of the night is an unusual time to gather in the cathedral. Most people are normally in bed, asleep. And ye ...

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Homily for the Ordination to the Priesthood

18 Oct 2021

Deacons Rogelio Delmonte, Aldrin Valdehueza, Samuel French, Feast of Saint Luke, Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, 18 Oc ...

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Liturgy of Lament

27 Sep 2021

We have come here from many places… from pain and disillusionment, from anger and confusion, from sadness looking for ho ...

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Safeguarding Sunday 2021

13 Sep 2021

I was standing in a “physically distanced queue” during the week at one of the Service NSW Centres because it was time t ...

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Solemnity of Mary of Help of Christians

24 May 2021

For the 200th Anniversary of Catholic Education in Australia

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Commissioning of Plenary Council Delegates

17 Apr 2021

For some the Fifth Plenary Council is anticipated with great gusto. For some there is more than a little fear and suspic ...

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Celebration of 35th Anniversary of Broken Bay

8 Apr 2021

Who celebrates 35th anniversaries, you might be asking yourself? By modern Australian standards, 100 years is considere ...

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Easter Vigil 2021

3 Apr 2021

My sisters and brothers, the Lord is Risen from the dead, Alleluia!

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Friday of the Passion of the Lord

2 Apr 2021

As we stand beneath the Cross today we gaze upon the ultimate covenant of love.

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Mass of the Lord's Supper

1 Apr 2021

The commemoration of the Lord’s Supper is often referred to as a feast of love. Amongst the early Christians this love w ...

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Chrism Mass 2021

30 Mar 2021

Throughout history, God has invited humankind into a relationship of love. From the beginning of creation, man and woman ...

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Palm Sunday 2021

29 Mar 2021

In recent times, the question of faith has been subjected to scrutiny in the media, in politics, in law, in society. Unl ...