Vale Fr Brendan Dillon

  Our former ADF Chaplain, Father Brendan Michael Dillon PE passed away, 6 June 2024 at Dame Nellie Melba Retirement Village, Wheelers Hill. He was aged 83 years. ‘O God, listen favourably to our prayers offered on behalf of your servant and priest, and grant that Brendan, who committed himself zealously …

D Day 80 Years Anniversary

    The 80th anniversary of D-Day, is the commemoration for the gallant service of the thousands of Australians who paid the supreme sacrifice and served alongside British Forces and allies in Normandy, France, and other countries for liberty from tyranny and oppression. May they rest in peace, those who …

Project Compassion

Help create change for all future generations Donate now to help vulnerable communities forge a path out of poverty   Working together for justice and dignity. Building together a better future for all.   Please donate today by clinking on the link below: Donate to help people living in poverty …

Happy Mothers Day

To our Mother Mary, and all our mothers, especially those who are serving in our Australian Defence Force, we would like to wish you a lovely Mothers Day for 2024.   Proverbs 31:31 “Honour her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at …

ANZAC Day Thank You

The Catholic Military Ordinariate would like to give thanks to the following Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Defence Attaché’s, and representatives from the following countries for their attendance at the National ANZAC Day Mass at St Christopher’s Cathedral, Canberra on 25 April 2024.   Holy See New Zealand Unites States United Kingdom …

Jesus Christ and the ANZAC

‘Greater love hath no Man than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends.’ John 15.13   George Wilson, a resident at Aquinas College, a tertiary residential College in Adelaide, is the author of the following article as part of his Religion Studies.  George draws a wonderful …

Holy Week: Explained

As Catholics across the Diocese and around the world prepare for the beginning of Holy Week, the Military Ordinariate of Australia takes you through the liturgical events across the week and what happens at each one.   Palm Sunday On Palm Sunday, palms are blessed, and our churches are often decorated with …

Easter Message 2024

    At this Easter time, we proclaim to the ends of the earth the victory won for humanity in the Risen Lord Jesus Christ. Recent Popes describe war as a defeat for humanity. No one wins in war. It seems to make things worse than better. We see this, …