Pentecost

For Reflection “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” (John 20: 21-23) The Feast of Pentecost is the culmination of the great 50 days of the joyful Season of Easter, celebrating resurrection. The… Read More »Pentecost

Mary Help of Christians, Patron of Australia

Mary Help of Christians is the Patroness of Australia.The feast focusses on Mary’s help to those in need through her intercession to confront sin and to stand against anti-Christian forces.

Trinity Sunday

For Reflection "You see the Trinity if you see love." St Augustine The Feast of the Trinity celebrates the loving, interdependent relationships and communion we are called into as daughters and sons of God. God’s love is not an abstract or cold experience, but a lifegiving encounter with a never-ending mystery that is already present… Read More »Trinity Sunday

2004: Queensland Bishops issue ‘Let the Many Coastlands be glad!’ Pastoral Letter on the Great Barrier Reef

"The Holy Spirit is clearly guiding us into a deeper sense ofcompanionship and care in regard to all the varied forms of life onplanet Earth. Not only is the Reef a precious ecosystem in itself, but alsoan integral part of the one web of planetary life that connects us all –the human species and all… Read More »2004: Queensland Bishops issue ‘Let the Many Coastlands be glad!’ Pastoral Letter on the Great Barrier Reef