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  • To follow Jesus

    Sunday 03 September 2017: Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself "If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me. For anyone who wants to save his l...
  • Peter, the rock of the Church

    Sunday 27 August 2017: Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary TimeYou are Peter, to you I will give the keys of the kingdom of heaven...Jesus asks his disciples what people are saying about his identity. The disciples indicate that most people believe that Jesus...
  • Jesus and the Canaanite woman

    Sunday 20 August 2017: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary TimeWoman, you have great faithSometimes the gospel narrative has a ring of authenticity that is unmistakeable. The response of Jesus to the Canaanite woman, in today’s reading, must have been puzzling...
  • Having trust and fear

    Sunday 13 August 2017: Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeCommand me to come to you over the waterJesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side while he would send the crowds away.After sending the crowds away he went up into...
  • Stand up, do not be afraid

    Sunday 06 August 2017: The Transfiguration of the LordHis face was shining like the sun Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain where they could be alone. There in their presence he was transfigured: his f...
  • Remembering St Ignatius

    Sunday 30 July 2017: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time He sells everything he owns and buys the field 31 July: Feast Day of St Ignatius of Loyola For Jesuits, St Ignatius Loyola is important because he brought us together. He is important, too, in al...
  • Commemorative book for the sesquicentenary of St Ignatius' Church

    A PEOPLE’S FAITH ENSHRINED IN STONE, St Ignatius’ Church Richmond, 210 x 280 mm 102 pp pb full colour photos, rrp $35.00 Edited: Patricia O’Halloran Commemorative essay: Michael McGirr Original photographs: Andrew Esposito, Shayarana Gooneratne...
  • The harvest matters most

    Sunday 23 July 2017: Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Let them grow together until the harvest The Gospels are full of stories from ordinary life, some told about Jesus and some by him. The beauty of all stories is that they don’t explain themselves:...
  • Listen, anyone who has ears!!

    Sunday 16 July 2017: Fifteenth Sunday In Ordinary TimeA sower went out to sow...[Jesus] begins with the parable of the sower, which appears rather straightforward—of course seeds grow best in good soil. Seeds that miss the soil, are sown on rocky ground...
  • Carrying your burdens

    Sunday 09 July 2017: Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time I am gentle and humble of heart. ...Today’s Gospel “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble...
  • NAIDOC WEEK: 2 – 9 July

    Sunday 02 July 2017: Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Anyone who does not accept his cross is not worthy of me. Anyone who welcomes you, welcomes me. Naidoc Week grew out of Indigenous Australians’ concern that they were locked out of the celebratio...
  • Who cares? God does

    Sunday 25 June 2017: Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Do not fear those who can kill the bodyIn this Gospel passage, Jesus might be understood as putting suffering in perspective. The disciples of Jesus are called upon to keep their focus on God. Those wh...
  • Do this in memory of me

    Sunday 18 June 2017: Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of ChristMy flesh is real food and my blood is real drink...Many of the great things of life are kept alive through the ‘remembering’ of cherished traditions. Moses says to the people, ‘...
  • Being born of water and Spirit

    Sunday 11 June 2017: The Most Holy TrinityGod sent his Son to save the world through himToday’s Gospel is from the beginning of John’s Gospel. The passage we read follows Jesus’ conversation with a Pharisee, Nicodemus, about what it means to be born...
  • Receive the Holy Spirit

    Sunday 04 June 2017: Pentecost Sunday As the Father sent me, so I send you: Receive the Holy Spirit. In John’s gospel, as we are reminded in today’s reading, the Spirit was given on the evening of Resurrection Day itself. ‘Peace be with you’, ...
  • Jesus remains with us forever

    Sunday 28 May 2017: Ascension of the Lord All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me In my mind’s eye, I imagine myself stumbling across a small group of men and their leader on a mountain in Galilee 2,000 years ago. The men were tough...
  • With the Holy Spirit

    Sunday 21 May 2017: Sixth Sunday of EasterI shall ask the Father and he will give you another AdvocateIn today’s reading Jesus offers encouragement to his disciples, who will soon see him crucified. He reassures them that even though he will leave them,...
  • People of The Way

    Sunday 14 May 2017: Fifth Sunday of EasterI am the way, the truth, and the lifeFor many people ‘going home’, means a return to comfort and security. In the best homes children are unafraid, they know that their home is a buffer against some harsh real...
  • Jesus watches over His flock

    Sunday 07 May 2017: Fourth Sunday of Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday)I am the gate of the sheepfoldToday is Good Shepherd Sunday where we are invited to look at Jesus as that honorable shepherd who watches over and cares for his sheep.  The job of being a s...
  • The special moments that can nourish our faith

    Sunday 30 April 2017: Third Sunday of Easter They recognised him at the breaking of the bread Luke’s account of what took place on the road to Emmaus inspires us each time we hear it. It is told, that later generations of believers may share the exper...