Pastor's Perspective

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PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE – Building the future with migrants and refugees!

23 Sep 2022

Dear Friends, The World Day of Migrants and Refugees, instituted in 1914 by Pope Pius X, is celebrated annually on the ...

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PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE – ‘Reflection on the Christian Funeral’

16 Sep 2022

Our personal response to death involves many emotions, such as grief, shock and fear, and is affected by the circumstanc ...

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PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE – ‘Safeguarding in Families’

9 Sep 2022

Dear Friends, Since 1990, our country has marked National Child Protection Week as a way of addressing issues of abuse ...

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PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE – ‘The Names of our Fathers!’

2 Sep 2022

At times, the Church may seem to lack a sense of humour, taking things far too seriously, and needs to ‘lighten up’ a bi ...

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PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE – Celebrating Sts Augustine and Monica

26 Aug 2022

Dear Friends, This is a day of great joy as we celebrate St Augustine and his mother St Monica, both great saints, bot ...

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PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE - SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT 2022-23 ‘RESPECT: Confronting Violence and Abuse’

19 Aug 2022

This year, the Church marks Social Justice Sunday on Sunday 28 August, our celebration of St Augustine and St Monica’s F ...

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PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE – ‘Vocation - An Invitation to Grow!’

12 Aug 2022

Vocations Awareness Week may challenge us when we speak of ‘vocation’ - not a term we readily use in relation to ourselv ...

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PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE – ‘Models of Catholic Ministry!’

5 Aug 2022

National Vocations Awareness Week is always held in early August and is an opportunity for each of us to reflect on his/ ...

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Pastor’s Perspective - ‘Honouring Grandparents and the Elderly’’

5 Aug 2022

Last Sunday we honoured Grandparents and the Elderly in response to the Day first proclaimed by Pope Francis in 2021. Th ...

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PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE - ‘Plenary Council Outcomes!’

15 Jul 2022

The recently concluded Second Session of the Plenary Council dealt with issues of importance to the Church and the Natio ...

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PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE - ‘Desiderio Desideravi – Wonder in Liturgy!’

8 Jul 2022

On June 29, the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Pope Francis issued a new Apostolic Letter on the Liturgy - Desiderio ...

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PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday

1 Jul 2022

The Harvest is Plentiful, but the labourers are few. Get up! Stand up! Show up!’ Dear Friends, This week I share ...