Ordination to the Diaconate

Rev. Anthony Crook was ordained Deacon on 28th Dec 2019 by the Bishop of Wollongong, Bishop Brian Mascord DD. Anthony has been a Lay Pastoral Associate Chaplain in the Royal Australian Navy for several years. Anthony is to be ordained a priest in mid 2020. We congratulate Anthony on this …

The Journey through Lent

Lent is a very special time for Catholics as the church invites us to the new life of Easter. This new life entails journeying into the mercy and compassion of Jesus, recognising our sinfulness, and through reconciliation, fasting and charity. We strive to enter into a new way of believing, …

Hope Rises from the Ashes

Reprinted with permission: The Southern Cross By Lindy McNamara Ashes taken from a blackened roadside on Kangaroo Island have provided a symbolic reminder of devastation and new hope for locals who attended an ecumenical Ash Wednesday service on February 26. The ashes were collected by Northern Light parish priest Fr …

Priests swap clericals for camouflage to aid bushfire recovery

By Marilyn Rodrigues – January 24, 2020 Republished with permission, The Catholic Weekly Army chaplains offer a ‘ministry of presence’ amid trauma Three Sydney priests have swapped clericals for camouflage to join the 3000 Australian Defence Force reservists providing support to firefighters and communities in the grip of the bushfire …

Leap of Faith Inclusion

Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist faiths are now represented on the Religious Advisory Committee to the Services (RACS) after an updated Memorandum of Arrangements (MOA) was signed in Canberra on June 12. The committee has provided a link between the Commonwealth and major faith groups since WWI. It functions under a …

ANZAC Day Mass

The Military Ordinariate of Australia invites you and members of your parish community to: The National ANZAC Day Mass at St Christopher’s Cathedral, Manuka ACT at 8:00am on Thursday 25 April 2019 Guests are asked to be seated by 7:45am The Ensign Party will enter the Cathedral before 8:00am Your …

Politics in Service of Peace

Christian faith is not a private matter. It shapes how we live our lives in public, as well as how we relate to God. Politics can be the object of criticism, even scorn, but it is an arena in which we can express our faith and therefore the truth of …