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Parish Life blog: Social Justice in our hands

06 Feb 2019 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

We are not isolated individuals but shaped by our relationships to our environment and to others.

Parish Life blog: The power of an apology

30 Jan 2019 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

As we near the anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generations on 13 February it is important to remember that saying sorry arouses hope and gives life.


Time to end slavery

30 Jan 2019

The Feast of St Josephine Bakhita is a World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking.

Parish Life blog: A day off to work on reconciliation

16 Jan 2019 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

The controversy around the Australia Day date is a powerful impetus to ensuring our future as a country needs to be built on reconciliation.

Parish Life blog: Christmas Day

12 Dec 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

The birth, death, Resurrection and second coming of Christ all speak of God’s great love for us.

Parish Life blog: Day of Peace

12 Dec 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

The fact that most people do very little on New Year's Day, may just make it ideal to be a 'Day of Peace'.

Parish Life blog: Feast of the Epiphany

12 Dec 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

The Gospels of Matthew and Mark both bring out the unique importance of Jesus in God's plan. He is the Son of God come among us for the salvation of the world.

Reflections for the Christmas-New Year period

12 Dec 2018

Reflections and prayers to help prepare for Masses over the Christmas-New Year period.

Parish Life blog: Arabic Language Day

11 Dec 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

International Migrants Day and Arabic Language Day, which both occur on 18 December, fit well together. We are reminded that those who are rebuilding lives often struggle with an unfamiliar language.

Parish Life blog: Resource for lay pastoral ministers

29 Nov 2018 | Debra Vermeer

resourceLay pastoral ministry takes many forms and the job description often varies from parish to parish, but a new national resource aims to support and encourage all people engaged in lay pastoral ministry around Australia.











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