Vietnamese Boat People.  Image courtesy of pixabay.com

Tomorrow we mark World Day of Migrants and Refugees and this year's theme, “Forced like Jesus Christ to flee”, focuses on the pastoral care of internally displaced people who have fled their home to find safety within their own country.  The Australian Jesuits' next Provincial, Fr Quyen Vu SJ, has a personal understanding of and compassionate empathy for the displaced, the rejected, and the impoverished:

Yarra River of Melbourne.  We are people of hope.

Dear friends

The COVID-19 pandemic has been around for more than six months now. I have been eagerly waiting for the end of the stage four lockdown in Victoria and then the end of the pandemic, but it seems that these milestones will never come. I have missed you all. I miss the church. I miss the people of God. I miss the many opportunities to celebrate the mystery of God in the Sacraments with God’s people. It has made me feel deeply sad. I can’t wait to see the end of this pandemic but it seems as if no one has any idea when this will happen. However, as Christians we are people of hope. Hence, I hope that the end of this dreadful pandemic will arrive sooner rather than later.

Happy Father's Day

For all the fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers of our yesterdays and todays, and for the fathers of tomorrow who will soon be holding their very first newborn, we bring you especially into our prayers and hearts as we wish you a Happy Father's Day.

"Every family needs a father — a father who shares in his family's joy and pain, hands down wisdom to his children and offers them firm guidance and love." -- Pope Francis

Jesuit News

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  • St Mary of the Cross MacKillop – An inspiration for women leaders of our Church

    On 17 October we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the canonisation of Australia’s first saint, St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. In the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network this month,

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Vatican News


We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation as the traditional caretakers of the land which is the Richmond Catholic Parish.  We acknowledge the Elders, past and present.  May we, too, be good stewards of this land.

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