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Articles in Category: Bishop Peter Ingham

Anzac Day and Easter

21 April 2010

ANZAC Day (25 April) occurs this year on a Sunday but does not replace the Fourth Sunday of Easter in the liturgical calendar. Nevertheless its Easter themes will be most appropriate for this day of remembrance – both the Good Shepherd of the gospel and the vision of the...

Trial of Ethics Course

15 April 2010

Bishop Peter Ingham on behalf of the Catholic Bishops of NSW on the trial of an Ethics Course during Special Religious Education (SRE) time during Term 2, 2010.

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New Primary School Named

25 March 2010

New Fairy Meadow School to be called 'Good Samaritan Catholic Primary School.'

The Bishop of Wollongong, the Most Reverend Peter Ingham DD, has announced that the name of the new Catholic Primary School to be formed from the amalgamation of Saint Francis Xavier's...

Dedication of St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral

17 March 2010

When Jesus died and rose again he became the true and perfect temple (John 2:21) of the New Covenant, replacing the old. "Destroy this temple and in three days, I will rebuild it" (John 2:20). Jesus Christ gathers together a people to be his own through Baptism, through proclaiming the Word of...

New Camden High School Named

16 March 2010

The Bishop of Wollongong, the Most Reverend Peter Ingham DD, has announced that the name of the proposed new Catholic High School, planned to open in Camden in 2011, will be "St Benedict's Catholic College." St Benedict's College will be a Diocesan Catholic Co-educational High School recognising...

Lent 2010 - Material for Parishes

14 February 2010

Paschal Precept
Each of the faithful is obliged to receive Holy Communion at least once a year. This is to be done between Ash Wednesday (17 February) and Trinity Sunday (30 May) unless for a good reason it is done at another time during the year. All the faithful are...

Our Journey of Love

14 February 2010

Bishop Peter Ingham’s Lenten Pastoral Letter 2010

My dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, in our Diocese of Wollongong,

Today, 14 February, as you are no doubt aware, the world is celebrating Valentine’s Day. It has been well publicised and...

Focus on Africa

04 February 2010

Every person in the world is hungry for something, be it food, justice, peace, reconciliation, companionships, understanding, love – the list can go on.
At the Pope's Second Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for Africa in October 2009, I felt privileged to be asked by the Pope to...

Trialling Ethics Classes in Government Schools

01 February 2010

The word "ethics" comes from the Greek word "ethos" meaning "custom" or "conduct". It is equivalent in meaning to the word "morality" which finds its base in the Latin word "mos" meaning "custom" or "behaviour". Hence, ethics is regarded as a very practical science because it is about knowing...

Heaven marries earth

24 December 2009

On my way to Rome for the Synod of Bishops for Africa last October, because this is the Year of the Priest, I made a personal pilgrimage to Ars in France to visit the shrine of the saintly parish priest, St John Mary Vianney, the Curé of Ars, who died 150 years ago. I offered Mass at his tomb...

Christmas Message

22 December 2009

The popular song “The 12 Days of Christmas” is an imaginative, creative, even playful melody. The 12 days run from Christmas Day to the visit of the Magi at Epiphany traditionally celebrated on 6 January.

It originated in 16th century England where...

A newborn Saviour

14 December 2009

Wouldn’t you choose a tradesperson on the recommendation of a competent friend rather than pick one out of the phone book? Of course this doesn’t necessarily mean that he or she is any better than what you may find in the telephone directory. It may simply seem less risky. This idea of a...

Our Journey Ahead

29 November 2009

Planning Together in Christ's Love for the Diocese of Wollongong


My Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Every Advent we prepare for the coming of Jesus. Preparing for and celebrating the coming of our Saviour reminds us that we are called to live for a new future, a...

Message to the African Synod

08 October 2009

Your Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, the Presidents-Delegate, the General Relator, General Secretary, Archbishop Eterovic, my Brothers and Sisters of this Synod,

As the current President of the Federation of the Catholic Bishops' Conferences of Oceania (FCBCO), I bring greetings and good...

Being Catholic in Asia

24 September 2009

Being Catholic in Asia
I was invited by the Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences (FABC) to attend their IX Plenary Assembly held at the Pius XII Catholic Centre, Manila, Philippines, in August 2009 because I am the current President of the Federation of Catholic Bishops...

Beauty - Insight into the Divine

03 September 2009

“Love Beyond Borders” was an Art Exhibition at Mount Street, North Sydney I opened earlier this month to celebrate the Centenary of the death of Blessed Mary MacKillop, whose love was truly “beyond borders”.  It made me very conscious that artists are ingenious creators of beauty –...

New School Beginning

07 July 2009

Since 10 December 2003 the St Francis Xavier Cathedral Precinct Committee has held a number of meetings in relation to the future of the Cathedral site.
A major outcome of these meetings has been the decision to develop the site with a view to the overall future needs of the...

Strangers at your door

26 June 2009

They knock politely. You answer and find well-groomed, friendly faces. They inquire about your religious beliefs, and nod earnestly as you explain. But then... though it seems a warm, sincere conversation, the attack begins. They are the strangers at your door, peddling their own interpretation...

Inauguration of the Year for Priests

18 June 2009

Inauguration of The Year of the Priest in the Diocese of Wollongong
St John Vianney's Church, Fairy Meadow 18 June 2009

Saint John Vianney (1786-1859)

In nineteenth century France, the railway station at Lyons had not one but two booking offices. The...
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