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Refugee Week 2020 – Year of Welcome

03 Jun 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

The theme of Refugee Week in 2020 is the Year of Welcome. Welcome is about generosity, opening our arms and our houses to friends and strangers, feeding the hungry and avoiding the temptation to shut the door.

At one with our world

27 May 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

The coronavirus has focused our attention on the ways in which we shape our relationships with one another and with the natural world.

Parish Life blog: Commemorating Pentecost Sunday

20 May 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Pentecost is a reminder that, both in our personal lives and society, God does not do everything at once but works in stages.

Parish Life blog: At the crossroads

06 May 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

This year the World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development takes on special significance.

Parish life blog: What is family

03 May 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

World Family Day on 15 May invites us to reflect inclusively and with broad sympathy on the family.

A different kind of Easter

02 Apr 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

The loss this year of those rituals and traditions that mark Easter also bring to light the original depths of the Easter story.

The gift of good health

02 Apr 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

As the world copes with the COVID-19 pandemic, World Health Day on 7 April takes on a new meaning.

Parish life blog: Remembering lost causes

24 Mar 2020 | Andrew Hamilton SJ

Palm Sunday, held on 5 April this year, is an appropriate day to identify the way in which our society works and deals with people whom it sees as threats.

Catholics and coronavirus

15 Mar 2020 | Staff

The Coronavirius will have an enormous effect on the Australian community over coming weeks. We’ve put together this guide to help Catholic communities ensure they are doing all they can to minimise the impact of the virus, and support people who are affected.

Parish Life blog: World Water Day

11 Mar 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

World Water Day is commemorated on 22 March.











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