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Bishop Brian Mascord’s Pastoral Message for Easter 2020

Bishop Brian Mascord’s Pastoral Message for Easter 2020

Easter 2020, Bishop Brian Mascord - April 8, 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epm8-Ivq30M Dear Sisters and Brothers Over the last few weeks, the world has become a lonelier and more insecure place. The freedom and joy of...
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Pastoral statement by Bishop Brian Mascord on Cardinal George Pell’s High Court appeal

Pastoral statement by Bishop Brian Mascord on Cardinal George Pell’s High Court appeal

Professional standards and safeguarding, Bishop Brian Mascord - April 7, 2020
My Sisters and Brothers in Christ On Tuesday 7 April 2020, the High Court announced its decision regarding Cardinal George Pell’s appeal. The court has...
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Urbi et Orbi—An extraordinary blessing from Pope Francis in response to the coronavirus pandemic

Urbi et Orbi—An extraordinary blessing from Pope Francis in response to the coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 - March 28, 2020
"On this boat… are all of us." - Pope Francis   At 4am (AEST) Saturday morning (28 March), Pope Francis gave an extraordinary blessing called...
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Novena for a World in Need—St Mary of the Cross Mackillop

Novena for a World in Need—St Mary of the Cross Mackillop

COVID-19 - March 27, 2020
DOWNLOAd novena (pdf) The warmth of the midday sun has restorative powers, bringing healing and strength to our minds and bodies. You are invited to...
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Members named for celebration of Plenary Council

Members named for celebration of Plenary Council

Plenary Council - March 24, 2020
  Plenary Council president Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has written to 266 other Catholics across the country, calling them as members for the Fifth Plenary...
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Why we’re Catholic – a presentation by Trent Horn

March 8, 2020 Why we’re Catholic – a presentation by Trent Horn

Youth & Young Adults Events, Event archive
In cooperation with Parousia, the diocese is hosting Catholic speaker and Catholic Answers apologist, Trent Horn (USA). Trent shares his conversion story and explains how...
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Rising from the Ashes—Shoalhaven bushfire recovery outdoor family event

February 29, 2020 Rising from the Ashes—Shoalhaven bushfire recovery outdoor family event

Event archive
Our Shoalhaven communities, along with other Australian communities, have suffered greatly from the recent bushfires. We cannot undo the devastation that has befallen our people,...
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CBC February 2020 Luncheon

February 28, 2020 CBC February 2020 Luncheon

Event archive, CBC
As part of the diocese’s local inter-agency emergency response to the recent bushfires in our region, our social services arm, CatholicCare, has been on the...
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A call to deeper conversion—Bishop Brian’s Lenten message 2020

A call to deeper conversion—Bishop Brian’s Lenten message 2020

Lent 2020, Bushfire crisis, Parish life, Bishop Brian Mascord - February 28, 2020
My Sisters and Brothers in Christ I can’t help but think back on what we have experienced over these last few months—fires, dust storms, torrential...
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A message from Bishop Brian on the blessing of Ash Wednesday Ashes

A message from Bishop Brian on the blessing of Ash Wednesday Ashes

Lent 2020, Bushfire crisis, Parish life, Bishop Brian Mascord - February 19, 2020
My Sisters and Brothers in Christ In early January, I wrote to the faithful of the diocese at a time when many within our communities...
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Bishop launches CatholicCare Bushfire Appeal

Bishop launches CatholicCare Bushfire Appeal

CatholicCare, Bushfire crisis, Bishop Brian Mascord - February 7, 2020
As part of the diocese’s local inter-agency emergency response, our social services arm, CatholicCare, is on the ground helping people as they deal with the...
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Plenary Post, Edition 22 – January 29, 2020

Plenary Post, Edition 22 – January 29, 2020

Plenary Council - January 29, 2020
PlenaryPost is the Plenary Council e-newsletter. It is published fortnightly and keeps you up-to-date with all the news and information related to the Plenary Council...
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