Dress: Professional attire (with a touch of green!)
RSVP: Thursday 10 March 2022
Bishop Daniel Meagher has been a vocal advocate for the homeless. In 2021, he spent six months working with the homeless and the marginalised in inner Sydney, where he said Mass weekly at the Matthew Talbot Hostel and also volunteered to help the homeless at David’s Place and through the homeless support services provided by the Order of Malta.
“I spent a lot of time ministering to the homeless, living at Surry Hills and travelling down to parks around Central where they congregated. I also got to know a lot of people living in the housing commission areas. I am attracted to that because I find that by being close to people on the margins, I come much closer to God. I hope to continue that as Bishop”.
Bishop Daniel Meagher will be speaking on “Homelessness and the common good.”
When Bishop Daniel Meagher completed his secondary schooling in 1979, he studied economics and law at the University of Sydney. It was during these years that he felt a strong calling to serve the marginalised, volunteering at the Matthew Talbot Hostel for homeless men and also at the local St Vincent De Paul conference at St Canice’s parish in the inner Sydney suburb of Elizabeth Bay.
He practised as a solicitor for three years with Mallesons Stephen Jaques before embarking upon his studies for the priesthood at St Patrick’s Seminary. Since being ordained a priest in 1995, he has made a substantial contribution to the Archdiocese of Sydney including as a former Rector of the Good Shepherd Seminary from 2015-2020 and as a Director of Catechesis for World Youth Day when Sydney hosted the event in 2008.
Bishop Daniel has served in numerous leadership positions, including as Director of Mission for Catholic Care, as a Parish Priest in Carnes Hill from 2000-2004 and as an Administrator of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Broken Hill from 2012-2014, and at All Hallows in Five Dock in 2021.
On 18 November 2021, Pope Francis appointed him as Titular Bishop of Pocofelto and an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Sydney.
Catholic Business Connections (CBC) is an opportunity for business women and men in our diocese (active and retired) who share common values, to network and engage with each other and leaders representing the diocese. CBC gathers four times a year for lunch and to listen to guest speakers chosen to inspire with their unique story and share how they relate their work and spiritual life experience to the context of living in a modern world.
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Our diocesan logo is theologically rich and very succinct. As a hand, it depicts our mission as a diocese and as individuals within the diocese, of bearing (bringing, carrying) Christ’s love to one another and to the world around us. In this, we are the hand of Jesus Christ, and we are offering ourselves to him so that he might work through us.
We can be the bearers of his love only as a response to his call and in the strength of his grace. We are reminded of this in two ways—through the symbol of the dove (the Holy Spirit) also present in the logo, and by the incorporation of the cross that segments the logo. The presence of the cross is a reminder that bearing the love of Christ will inevitably cost us if we live it authentically. However, in the way that the Cross is the portent of redemption and life—an echo of the tree of life in the book of Genesis—so becoming bearers of the love of Christ will also bring us to life.
The four fingers of the hand also represent the four regions of our diocese. The first is bluerepresenting the beautiful water of the Shoalhaven. The second is a blue and green combination representing the waters and escarpment of the Illawarra. The third is greendepicting the hills and plains of the Macarthur. The fourth is dark green illustrating the forests of the Southern Highlands.