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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The Church is the people of God—UPDATED (25/03) pastoral statement and parish directives as a result of coronavirus (COVID–19)

The Church is the people of God—UPDATED (25/03) pastoral statement and parish directives as a result of coronavirus (COVID–19)

COVID-19, Parish life, Bishop Brian Mascord - March 24, 2020
The Church is the people of God PASTORAL STATEMENT BY BISHOP BRIAN MASCORD Updated parish directives as a result of coronavirus (COVID–19) 25 March 2020...
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Delegates named for celebration of Plenary Council

Delegates named for celebration of Plenary Council

Plenary 2020 - March 24, 2020
  Plenary Council president Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has written to 266 other Catholics across the country, calling them as delegates for the Fifth Plenary...
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Pastoral statement by Bishop Brian on temporary Mass changes as a result of the increasing risk of coronavirus

Pastoral statement by Bishop Brian on temporary Mass changes as a result of the increasing risk of coronavirus

COVID-19, Parish life, Bishop Brian Mascord - March 4, 2020
My Sisters and Brothers in Christ As you are aware, the spread of coronavirus, COVID–19, continues to present challenges to health authorities around the world,...
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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 2020 - 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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