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  • Recognising the other

    Sunday 09 August 2015: Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Walk in love, just as Christ During Homelessness Prevention Week (3 - 9 August) we reflect on the ones who, in slipping through the cracks of society, have seemingly disappeared. In recent ye...
  • The key to Ignatius’ story

    Sunday 02 August 2015: Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Whoever comes to me will never be hungry; whoever believes in me will never thirst St Ignatius of Loyola's Feast Day is 31 July.  Richmond Catholic Parish celebrates his Feast Day and the Year o...
  • Remembering James the Greater

    Sunday 26 July 2015: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time There is one body, one Lord, one faith, one baptism Come celebrate the Feast Day at St James' Church this Sunday (26 July), 10:30am.  Followed by a community lunch.  All welcome! This James is ...
  • Feed my sheep

    Sunday 19 July 2015: Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeThey were as sheep without a shepherd. The scene Mark describes in this Gospel is like the rest day we have after working overtime at the weekend. The disciples have been let off the leash. They had g...
  • Looking at the world outside us

    Sunday 12 July 2015: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeHe called the Twelve, and began to send them outPope Francis' Encyclical on the environment, Laudato si', has won many hearts, not least because it combines concern for the environment and for social j...
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday 2015

    Sunday 05 July 2015: Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time A prophet is despised only in his own country 'We all stand on sacred ground: Learn, respect and celebrate.' This could have been a quote from the recent encyclical of Pope Francis, Laudato Si, bu...
  • Healing of woman, girl is prompted by faith

    Sunday 28 June 2015: Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeYoung girl, I say to you, arise.Mark concludes his account of the ministry of Jesus in Galilee with descriptions of some remarkable miracles worked by Jesus during this ministry. In today’s reading ...
  • Wake up the Christ in you

    Sunday 21 June 2015: Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary TimeWho can this be? Even the wind and the sea obey him.Life is like a boat, exposed to a myriad of dangers; temptations, occasions to sin, bad counsels of men, passions of corrupt nature, etc. Never lose...
  • Faith like a mustard seed

    Sunday 14 June 2015: Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time The mustard seed, the smallest of all the seeds, grows into the biggest shrub of all As we know, Jesus used parables to try to help people to catch glimpses of what the Kingdom of God is like. His gr...
  • The Lord is truly present

    Sunday 07 June 2015: The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) This is my body. This is my blood. During the meal, Jesus instituted the Eucharist. He took a meal that celebrated the liberation of Israel from slavery (an event in the past) ...
  • Family is the most significant force in the life of a child

    Sunday 31 May 2015 – The Most Holy Trinity Baptise them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Because most of us are baptised as babies, we often miss the significance of our baptism. It is a joyful occasion where families ...
  • Jesus did predict the coming of the Spirit

    Sunday 24 May 2015 – Pentecost Sunday The Spirit of truth will guide you into all the truth No-one could say that Jesus had failed to forewarn the disciples that the Spirit would come and yet, most of the Gospel accounts of their life after the Resurr...
  • Jesus’ departure

    Sunday 17 May 2015 – The Ascension of the LordThe Lord Jesus was taken into heaven and is seated at the right hand of GodThere are departures and departures. When some people leave us, we sigh with relief. Tax inspectors, for example, unwanted guests, t...
  • Love is a call to action

    Sunday 10 May 2015 – Sixth Sunday of EasterNo one can have greater love than to lay down his life for his friends Jesus did not mean these passages for his follower's comfort. Jesus used the passages to challenge his disciples. In the culture of Jesus'...
  • The life of a disciple is one of grafting and drawing closer

    Sunday 03 May 2015 – Fifth Sunday of EasterAll who live in me, and I in them, bear much fruitThe vine was another of Jesus’ favourite images for himself and he uses it to help his disciples understand the closeness of their relationship. They were not...
  • Keeping watch

    May they rest in peace Catherine Sheehan, Office of Media and Communications, Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne The tragic news was broken this morning that Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, two Australians who have been on death row in Indonesia for th...
  • Candlelight vigil in solidarity

    Please join us in a candlelight vigil for Andrew Chan, Myuran Sukumaran and their companions awaiting execution in Indonesia. The vigil has been held every morning at St Ignatius' Church since 06 March.  You are welcome to attend tonight's vigil at 8:00...
  • Lost sheep are being carried on the Shepherd’s shoulders

    Sunday 26 April 2015 – Fourth Sunday of Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday) The good shepherd lays down his life for his sheepThe gospel reading of today's liturgy, ‘I AM the good shepherd’, heard against this background, takes us deep into the mystery o...
  • Recollections offer a new perspective

    Sunday 19 April 2015 – Third Sunday of EasterIt is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the deadAs our Easter liturgies recall these stories we are like a family group listening to one another sharing personal recollection...
  • Find forgiveness, finding friendship

    Sunday 12 April 2015 – Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy)After eight days, Jesus came in and stood among them St John's gospel, written long after the other three gospels, is a meditation upon the events of the Saviour's life filled with Resurrecti...