Easter Message 2005

“And there, coming to meet them, was Jesus. ‘Greetings’ he said. And the women came up to him and, falling down before him, clasped his feet. Then Jesus said to them, ‘Do not be afraid, go and tell my brothers that they must leave for Galilee; they will see me …

Christmas Message 2005

“Glory to God in the Highest Heavens and peace to all on earth because He loves you”. When we read carefully Chapter Two of the Gospel of Saint Luke, where he records the birth of Jesus, we are struck by the scene he creates in the paddocks with the shepherds …

Message for Feast of Corpus Christi 2004

“ The seeds of disunity, which daily experience shows to be so deeply rooted in humanity as a result of sin, are countered by the unifying power of the body of Christ. The Eucharist, precisely by building up the Church, creates human community.” Encyclical ‘Ecclesia de Eucharistia’.   Dear sisters …

The Bishop’s Message for Pentecost 2004

“ The promise is for you!”     My Sisters and Brothers in Christ, It is only eight weeks since I had the opportunity to celebrate Mass, on a number of occasions, in St. Peter’s Basilica. I remember being deeply moved one morning to discover that the Sacristan had allocated …