Sacramental Program

For Children already baptised

The next process for ’Sacraments for Children already Baptised’ will commence in October. There will be an INFORMATION evening on Tuesday 11th October at 7.30pm in the Cathedral Hall and an ENROLMENT CEREMONY during the 9.30am Sunday Mass on 16th October. Parents who are interested in presenting their child should attend both the meeting and the Enrolment Mass.

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27th Sunday in Ordinary time, 2 Oct 2016

From the Dean’s Desk

Dear Friends,

Again this Sunday we are faced with a seemingly difficult Gospel [Luke 17:5-10] for our consideration and prayer. It comes across initially as a rebuke on the part of Jesus towards the disciples as they ask to have their faith increased [v. 5]. Jesus makes the analogy that had their faith been the size of a mustard seed then they could command this huge mulberry tree to be uprooted and hurled into the sea. [v 6]. There is an assumption here that the disciples did not possess the needed small amount of faith. To appreciate and understand this passage we need to take into consideration what comes before [v 1-4] and what follows [v. 11-19].

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A Place at the Table: Social justice in an ageing society

Social Justice Statement 2016–2017 Summary

The number of Australians aged 65 and over will more than double by the middle of the century. This has been rightly described as ‘the great success story of human development’. Increasing numbers of older people have an excellent chance of enjoying good health and an active life for many years.

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26th Sunday in Ordinary time, 25 Sep 2016

From the Dean’s Desk

Dear Friends,

The Gospel for today [Luke 16: 19-31] presents us with a second parable dealing with wealth and riches. Last week we read the Gospel that dealt with the wasteful steward [Luke 16:1-13], with the challenge from Jesus that we cannot serve two masters. We need to either serve God or money. This parable urges us to be astute with the elements of God, rather than money and worldly items. Luke tells us in that parable that the steward was shrewd enough to use money in order to win him some friends after he was dismissed from his position. He had asked his master’s debtors to write off the amount they owed him (the steward) so that he may be accepted by the people when he was eventually dismissed from service. He used his own money and wealth in order to better his position among his peers.

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25th Sunday in Ordinary time, 18 Sep 2016

From the Dean’s Desk

Dear Friends,

Today’s Gospel [Luke 16:1-13] poses a very difficult scenario. It seems at first glance that Jesus is praising the dishonest steward for his astuteness. Perhaps this praise is based on self-centred motives on the part of the master in the parable, since the reduction in the amount that the debtors had to pay was indeed an unnecessary excess that the master had placed on them initially. However, when we consider this strange parable as a whole it says something quite deep about our Christian life and the values we attach to it.

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