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Solemnity of the Mother of God

1 Jan 2021

This morning as I turned over my calendar, I had to remind myself that today we begin a new year.

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Homily for Christmas 2020

25 Dec 2020

In these past few days much as been said about Christmas. Sadly, almost none of it has been about Jesus Christ, the Ete ...

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Institution of Lector

9 Nov 2020

When I was about ten years of age, my grandmother gave me a book. On the inside of the cover was written, “In reading l ...

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Ordination to the Diaconate - Sam French

22 Oct 2020

Over the past week I have been reflecting upon this Mass in which Samuel French will be ordained to the responsibility o ...

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Ordination to the Diaconate - Aldrin Valdehueza

14 Oct 2020

Bibliographies from the time of the early Christian Church are either incredibly detailed or rather vague. The former is ...

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Ordination to the Diaconate - Rogelio Delmonte

8 Oct 2020

There are some very worrying developments in our global village. As Pope Francis reminds us in his Encyclical Fratelli ...

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Chrism Mass 2020 Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral

17 Sep 2020

Without a doubt, no one could have imagined that we would be celebrating the Chrism Mass in September. And yet, these a ...

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The Most Holy Trinity 2020

7 Jun 2020

La Plan├Ęte des singes, known in English as Planet of the Apes, is a science fiction novel written by French author Pierr ...

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Pentecost Sunday 2020

31 May 2020

Over the past few weeks, I have received several letters from people requesting that I note in the baptismal register th ...

Bishop Anthony's Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

Fourth Sunday of Easter

5 May 2020

In October this year, we will mark the 10th anniversary of the canonisation of Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop. She is ...

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Third Sunday of Easter

28 Apr 2020

Life as we know it is not as we knew it. At least that is what some are saying. To be sure, our circumstances of life ...

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ANZAC Day Mass 2020

25 Apr 2020

At Terrigal, on the Central Coast in our Diocese, there is a beautiful War Memorial on the foreshore. On the side of th ...