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Parish Life blog: Pentecost Sunday

28 May 2019 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

Welcoming, discerning and courageous are the words that could also be used to sum up the work of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

Parish Life blog: World Environment Day reflections

22 May 2019

World Environment Day will be held on 5 June. It is the day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. It is also a day for reflection and prayer.

Parish Life blog: Day of Light

07 May 2019 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

At first sight, an international Day of Light (16 May) seems pretty soft. A nice thought, but it doesn’t seem to address any of our pressing concerns: the environment, world poverty, equality, gender equality, violence, and so on.

Parish Life blog: May Day meanings

25 Apr 2019 | Andrew Hamilton SJ

The tension symbolised in May Day remains and indeed is sharpened by the major issue of our day: climate change.

Holy Week reflections and homily notes

10 Apr 2019

Holy Week is the most important week in the Christian calendar. We have gathered a number of resources – reflections and homily notes – to help you prepare for Easter and the Triduum ceremonies.

Parish Life blog: Palm Sunday is a holy day

04 Apr 2019 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

Palm Sunday celebrations and marches remind us that the story of Jesus’ life, death and rising does not remain in the past but continues to be a compass bearing for our lives today.

Pray for doctors and their collaborators in war zones

27 Mar 2019 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

Pope Francis' prayer intention for April is for doctors and their humanitarian collaboraters in war zones, who risk their lives to save the lives of other.

Parish Life blog: A new Lenten fast

20 Mar 2019 | Brendan Nicholls

flowers at christchurch botanic gardens-getty imagesAs you continue to prepare for the coming of Jesus at Easter over the remaining weeks look for those moments where you might respond differently and be attentive to thoughts that do not match who you are called to be.

Parish Life blog: Time to hear women’s voices

13 Mar 2019 | Michele Frankeni

The church can only benefit when it listens to a diversity of views.

Parish Life blog: Ash Wednesday

20 Feb 2019 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

As a Christian celebration Ash Wednesday is about conversion – coming to see life differently and acting accordingly.











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