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  • Time to look forward with hope

    Sunday 05 April 2015 – Easter SundayThe teaching of scripture is that he must rise from the dead The days after Easter have a remarkable atmosphere. The Church’s mood is not one of exuberant triumph, but one of wonder and calm. Faith must come to ter...
  • The Lord enters Jerusalem

    Sunday 29 March 2015 – Palm Sunday of the Passion of the LordBlessed is he who comes in the name of the LordWhen they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, and said to them, ‘Go into ...
  • Transforming creation

    Sunday 22 March 2015 – Fifth Sunday of Lent If a grain of wheat falls on the ground and dies, it yields a rich harvest As we face the challenge of entering deeply into the climax of the Church’s year of faith - the commemoration of the Saviour’s...
  • Being faithful shows you have seen the light

    Sunday 15 March 2015 – Fourth Sunday of LentGod sent his Son into the world that we might be saved through himJohn came back to the notion of light, implied with the image of sight in 3:14. The ‘light’ of course, was God's Son. However, one cannot n...
  • We all need some silence in our lives

    Sunday 08 March 2015 – Third Sunday of Lent Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will raise it up Jesus was not afraid of the market-place - he spent a lot of time there, teaching, preaching and healing. But, when confronted with the same thing...
  • Testing Leads to Trusting

    Sunday 01 March 2015 – Second Sunday of LentThis is my Son, the beloved; listen to himThe destination of our Lenten journey is clearly to be seen in today’s readings: the mystery of the Cross, in which the father ‘did not spare his own Son’, and t...
  • A desert experience

    Sunday 22 February 2015 – First Sunday of LentHe was tempted by Satan, and the angels looked after himMany of us have faced big, life changing decisions in our life. Marrying, moving out of home or out of our country, leaving a secure job to follow our ...
  • Embracing the rejected

    Sunday 15 February 2015 – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary TimeThe leprosy left him and he was cured To touch the unclean made one unclean. As John J Pilch noted in his book, The Cultural World of Jesus (pp 35), ancient Jews concerned themselves with the notio...
  • Creating a slave-free world

    Sunday 08 February 2015 – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary TimePraise the Lord who heals the broken-hearted 08 February: Feast of St Josephine Bakhita / World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking Today is the Feast of St Josephine Ba...
  • True authority

    Sunday 01 February 2015 – Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time This is a new kind of teaching that speaks with authorityMark’s Gospel continues with another revelation of the divinity of Christ. Demons possessing a man knew the true identity of Christ as t...
  • A Celebration of Australia Day

    Sunday 25 January 2015 – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Repent, and believe the Good News Prayer for Our Country Almighty God, bless our nation and make it true to the ideas of freedom and justice. Guard us from war, from fire and wind,from comprom...
  • As disciples, we are encouraged to ‘come and see’

    Sunday 18 January 2015 – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time They saw where Jesus lived and they stayed with him “...the Saviour has a personal call for each one of us to become his ‘disciple’... It is important that we seek that incomparable intim...
  • My beloved Son

    Sunday 11 January 2015 – The Baptism of the Lord You are my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased Baptism marks the beginning of mission.  The baptism by John in the river Jordan would not have been easy for the first Christians to understand. On ...
  • In communion with God

    Sunday 04 January 2015 – The Epiphany of the Lord We have come from the East to worship the king Let me begin by defining what the Epiphany is. It is the Solemnity of the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles or put it in another way, it is the unve...
  • Merry Christmas

    Thursday 25 December 2014: Christmas The Richmond Catholic Parish wishes you a safe and holy Christmas and year ahead!...
  • Let there be love

    Sunday 28 December 2014 – The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph The child grew to maturity, and he was filled with wisdom The consequence of the Incarnation is far-reaching. As a result of God entering the human condition, humanity’s vision is f...
  • Nothing is impossible to God

    21 December 2014: Fourth Sunday of AdventYou will conceive and bear a son Light of nations, Alleluia,Light in darkness. Maranatha!Risen Saviour, Alleluia,Lord of glory, Maranatha!You we long for, Alleluia,You we thirst for, Maranatha!Here among us, All...
  • The Lord is near - rejoice!

    14 December 2014: Third Sunday of AdventThere stands among you, unknown to you, the one who is coming after me Word we long for, Alleluia,Word we thirst for. Maranatha!Key of David, Alleluia,Son of Mary, Maranatha!Promised Saviour, Alleluia,True Messia...
  • Watching and waiting in joy

    30 November 2014: First Sunday of AdventStay awake! You never know when the Lord will come Word of justice, Alleluia,Come to dwell here. Maranatha!Word of mercy, Alleluia,Live among us. Maranatha!Word of power, Alleluia,Live within us. Maranatha!Word o...
  • Prepare the way of the Lord!

    07 December 2014: Second Sunday of AdventMake straight the paths of the Lord Word of healing, Alleluia,Heal our sorrow. Maranatha!Word of comfort, Alleluia,Bring us hope now. Maranatha!Word of gladness, Alleluia,Fill our hearts now. Maranatha!Word of w...