Nazareth Catholic Parish

Grovedale, Torquay and Anglesea


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As we come to the end of our LENTEN journey, we begin   moving more deeply into the Passion and Death of Our Lord, anticipating the joy of the Resurrection at Easter.
We warmly welcome everyone to join us as we move through this sacred time.
CLICK HERE for all the times of the various Holy Week liturgies. 

Palm Sunday - Behold the Man!

With the kind permission of the Wollongong Diocese, you can read a reflection on the Artwork above,
depicting this Sunday's Gospel from Luke 23:1-49

Our Lady knows exactly what it is like to stand by and see someone you love suffer and die.

An introduction to what happens next.


Australian Catholics take stock

John Warhurst (Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University) in his article in La Croix "Australian Catholics take stock as Pell falls." identifies that the reactions of the ordinary church-going regulars of the Catholic faith are often not well represented in the public sphere.  he states that some of the reaction has had a public voice, like the two statements here:
From our Archbishop Peter Comensoli and from Archbishop Mark Coleridge (President ACBC)
However, he continues "The reaction of regular church-going Catholics and the broader Catholic community is harder to capture. Anger and outrage at betrayal, even grief and trauma, was frequent. What they seemed to have in common was devastation for the church and guilt by association by being branded a Catholic in a hurtful way."
There  have been some very valuable videos recently that could be helpful  if you are struggling to voice a cohesive response for yourself.
and there is the beautiful article  "Pietà offers meaning amid the betrayal of the abuse crisis" from National Catholic Reporter.