Melbourne News

Thursday 24 March 2016

MELBOURNE’S Archbishop Denis Hart has today spoken publicly on the recent bombings in Brussels, lamenting the loss of life and expressing his shock and sorrow.
Tuesday 22 March 2016

THE MELBOURNE Passion play is in its 20th year and to commemorate this anniversary there are two performances of the play at Lake Ruffey Park in Doncaster. The first performance last Sunday was given to a huge crowd gathered under a blue autumn sky to witness the retelling of the story of the major incidents in Jesus’ life, culminating in his last week, his trial, passion, crucifixion and death. 
Tuesday 22 March 2016

The Lord God has anointed me and has sent me to bring the good News to the poor, to give them the oil of gladness. (Isaiah 61) Every year Holy Week brings with it the Mass of the Holy Oils, or Chrism Mass, when the oils used for anointing the sick, anointing catechumens, and for Baptism, Confirmation and Ordination to the priesthood, are blessed.

Parish & School News

Friday 29 January 2016

ON WEDNESDAY 27 January the staff of Thomas Carr College, Tarneit, along with feeder primary schools St James the Apostle, Hoppers Crossing North, St Francis of Assisi, Tarneit and St Clare’s, Truganina came together to mark the beginning of the new school year. 
Friday 18 December 2015 
ON THE EVENING of 1 December 2015, a special closing Eucharist was celebrated at St. Patrick’s Cathedral to honour the fifteen year principalship of Mrs Patricia Cowling at Genazzano FCJ College.
Tuesday 15 December 2015

ON SATURDAY 12 December, at Our Lady of Ta’ Pinu Shrine in Bacchus Marsh, the Jubilee of Mercy announced by Pope Francis was celebrated, with many hundreds of the local community, Marian groups and visitors attending for the official opening of the Holy Door of Mercy.


Monday 28 March 2016

EASTER is a feast of hope, a celebration of God's mercy and a call to pray for and assist all who suffer, Pope Francis said before giving his solemn blessing ‘urbi et orbi’ (to the city and the world).
Saturday 26 March 2016

TENS OF THOUSANDS of faithful clutching candles have watched Pope Francis' Easter address against a backdrop of Rome's ancient Colosseum.
Wednesday 23 March 2016

CHILDREN HAVE a right to be children, away from harms that can be inflicted on them by being exposed to pornography. The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has made this assertion in a submission published by the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications.


Tuesday 22 March 2016
Fr Frank Freeman SDB writes: It is a very difficult task to change people's attitudes or mind-sets, as anyone engaged in education will readily tell you. To change whole personalities, to turn around life's patterns, needs a miracle.
Tuesday 15 March 2016 
Reflection by Salesian Father Frank Freeman : Christianity is a religion of the Resurrection

Friday 4 March 2016
Broken Record – A Reflection by Brother Mark O’Connor fms

Christian doctrine is not a closed system incapable of generating questions, doubts, interrogatives—but is alive, knows being unsettled, enlivened.... It has a face that is not rigid, it has a body that moves and grows, it has a soft flesh: it is called Jesus Christ.”  Pope Francis,  Florence, 2015


Friday 22 January 2016
SPOTLIGHT. Starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachael McAdams, Liev Schreiber and John Slattery. Directed by Tom McCarthy. 129 minutes. Rated M (adult and sexual themes, coarse language).

Reviewed by Father Richard Leonard SJ
Thursday 23 April 2015
THIS VERSION of Cinderella is one of great charm, a pleasure to watch, entertaining and often funny, with some witty and wry lines—a film for girls of every age, but not one for boys of any age!
Published: Monday 20 April 2015By Fr Peter Malone MSC, Kairos Catholic Journal WHAT do fans do now


Thursday 29 October 2015

‘FAST AND PRAY’. This advice has been a Catholic staple for two millennia, and stretching back into the Old Testament. Ask any prophet, research any apparition or mystic and prayer and fasting will get a look in, writes Natasha Marsh.
Monday 20 April 2015
AS GENERAL manager of 3AW radio, Shane Healy worked with Rex Hunt and Sam Newman, covered countless VFL/AFL matches and broadcast the Commonwealth and Olympic games.
Monday 20 April 2015
IN APRIL 1967, two excited Daughters of Charity set off for Ethiopia. Following in the footsteps of their missionary founders, St Vincent de Paul and St Louise de Marillac, Srs Maeve O’Brien and Bridget Harley left home and family to serve the poorest of the poor.

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