Jesuit Mission will be hosting an online Prayer Vigil in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Myanmar and India.  So many people are struggling and need your support - please join us in prayer.

In May 1521, Ignatius of Loyola was hit by the most influential cannonball in history. During his recovery, he experienced a conversion that ultimately led to him founding the Jesuits. To mark the 500th anniversary of this event, the Jesuits invite young people to come and hear about what we've done in those intervening 500 years.

Fr Quyen Vu SJ was born in Vietnam in 1969.  He is the eldest of four siblings.  During the time of the Vietnam war, he and his younger brother escaped from Vietnam and were brought to a refugee camp in Malaysia.  The rest of the family were accepted into Australia as refugees and later Fr Quyen and his brother joined the family.  He grew up in Sydney where he completed his school and undergraduate studies.

A few years ago during my stay in Macau, I encountered quite a number of young Vietnamese mothers who were migrant workers. Due to poverty they had to leave their young children behind in Vietnam either with their husband or parents to look after them, and to find work in Macau. With limited educational opportunities, they were employed as domestic helpers doing menial tasks. They endured much hardship just because of love for their children and family. The thing that saddened me the most was that they were separated from their children for 2 to 3 years at a time. Just imagine their daily misery of separation and the unending longing of being able to embrace their children.

Urgent restoration work that will hopefully be completed in October is being undertaken on the church spire. As a consequence, access to the driveway to the north side of the church will be disrupted.

Ignatius500: Ignatian Year News

  • Walking with Ignatius – Episode 9
    Video series from Fr General Watch the video below to join Fr General as he reflects on the Society, the Church and World. In the ninth chapter of his book, Father Sosa addresses one of the most topical issues in the world, that of caring for our Common Home. The Society of Jesus is committed […]
  • Saint Ignatius and the Lord’s Mother
    During this Ignatian Year, we are publishing a series of homilies that Fr. General Kolvenbach held on the feast days of St. Ignatius. In this homily, Fr. Kolvenbach focuses the importance of Mary for St. Ignatius. Church of the Gesù, July 31st 1988 This evening, in this Marian year, we cannot celebrate the feast of […]
  • Face to Face with Jesus Christ
    During this Ignatian Year, we are publishing a series of homilies that Fr. General Kolvenbach held on the feast days of St. Ignatius. In this homily, Fr. Kolvenbach focuses the encounter with Christ. Church of the Gesù, Rome, July 31st 2000 It is a great joy for us all to finally be able to celebrate […]

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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.

ST IGNATIUS' CHURCH

326 Church Street
Richmond VIC 3121 [ Map | Parish Bulletins ]

ST JAMES' CHURCH

162 Kent Street
North Richmond VIC 3121 [ Map | Parish Bulletins ]

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Richmond VIC 3121 [ Map | Parish Bulletins ]

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