July 09, 2019
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities, and to support the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. It is a week of remembering and promoting the rich heritage and culture of Aboriginal People and Torres Strait Islanders, the oldest continuing culture on the planet.
July 02, 2019
This message comes to you at the beginning of July, which falls just after the feast of our diocesan patron, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, on June 27. I think we need to keep our gaze on this image and seek help, forgiveness and healing.
June 25, 2019
We have passed our shortest day for the year, something that always brings me great joy, as even though the days and nights still get colder, the length of daylight increases.
June 18, 2019
Trinity Sunday draws us in to the mystery of God and our desire as humans to explain and control all things and the need to accept that life and God are beyond the rational, and so we sit patiently and courageously in a contemplative place we call the soul.
June 04, 2019
The act of sitting to write this message each week provides me with the opportunity to review the week that just was and in some way to prepare for the week ahead.
May 28, 2019
Once again, I am preparing this week’s message earlier than usual because I will be on the Gold Coast for the weekend, attending First Holy Communion of two of my granddaughters.