• 4-WEEK LECTURE SERIES:

    Wrestle. Challenge. Move.

    Exploring Christian leadership for the 21st-century context with Dr Trudy Dantis, Ms Cathy Jenkins, Rev. Dr Kevin Lenehan, Rev. Dr Francis Moloney SDB and Rev. Dr Max Vodola.
  • SPARKS OF BEAUTY:

    Exploring the skies

    Join us for the next Sparks of Beauty event: a conversation with Br Guy Consolmagno SJ, president of the Vatican Observatory, one of the oldest astronomical research institutions in the world.
  • REFLECTION:

    Recognising Jesus

    Dr Mary Coloe pbvm reflects on the Emmaus story: how Jesus walks with the disciples, but they fail to recognise him as "recognition demands more than good eyesight."
News and Resources

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Sparks of Beauty Program 2018

Thursday 26 April --- Sparks of Beauty continues this April, as Vatican astronomer Br Guy Consolmagno SJ shares the wonders of exploring the skies: “Only by discovering other planets, do we have a really good idea of understanding what it is to be a planet. ... Only by discovering life elsewhere will we really understand what makes life, life."  The Sparks of Beauty program seeks to provide a space for an imaginative conversation about what it means to be ‘spiritual’ in 21st century Australia—and what we can learn from the fields of art, science, literature, sports and music. 

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Parish liturgy teams attend Easter season planning day

Saturday 24 February --- Over 120 parish liturgy team members gathered at the Catholic Leadership Centre for an Easter Season planning day entitled "Finding Jesus". The day included a keynote presentation by Dr Mary Coloe pbvm who explored the psalms and books of the Old Testament to reflect on the Jewish ideas about ‘death’ and how even before Jesus’ birth, this began to develop and reaches a new meaning with Jesus’ life, death and resurrection.

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Cathedral overflows for the 2018 Rite of Election

Sunday 18 February --- The air of excitement was unmistakable yesterday at St Patrick's Cathedral, as over a thousand people gathered for the annual Rite of Election, where those seeking to receive the sacraments of initiation at Easter are presented and recognised by the Archbishop and the wider community. View photos from the day >

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Sparks of Beauty kicks off at the NGV

Saturday 10 February --- The Sparks of Beauty series kicked off at the National Gallery of Victoria, with David Menzies noting that for some, art galleries are 'the cathedrals of the modern world'... These spaces provide a portal into the spiritual world too, as they offer an entry point to pondering the great mysteries of life. 
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The Summit Online
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Preparing parish celebrations: First Communion and Confirmation

Tricia Murray reflects on the unique opportunity that parish celebrations of First Communion and Confirmation provide for hospitality toward families and visitors.
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Celebrating the centenary of Fatima

On 13 May this year, Pope Francis will visit Portugal to mark 100 years since the Virgin Mary appeared to three young children in the town of Fatima. Bishop Peter Elliott reflects on the events of 1917, their message and what Pope Francis can expect when he arrives.
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A Eucharistic Ecology

Rev. Anthony J Kelly reflects on the unique way that the celebration of the Eucharist brings nature and culture together, inspiring an integral ecology of nature and culture, person and community, creation and God.
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Music in contemporary culture: Some implications for our celebrations of the Eucharist

Music is integral to our Eucharistic celebrations, and can help participants experience God’s presence. Maeve Louise Heaney examines sacred music’s value for liturgy, and what it can achieve that other art cannot.
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Our ‘bright sadness’: The Eucharist and Christian unity today

Fr Denis Stanley explores eucharistic faith, practice and dialogue among the different Christian churches in relation to our journey to Christian unity.
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The Eucharist makes (and breaks) the Church

Neil Ormerod notes that as a Church we are made by the Eucharist when we take Jesus’ own self-sacrificial love as the template of our lives. However, as Church we can be broken when we sacrifice the less powerful to maintain our own power.
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