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Serving Faithfully

Serving Faithfully is a newsletter of the Catholic Diocese of the Australian Military Services. It is published quarterly by the Catholic Military Ordinariate of Australia. The Diocese is comprised of members of the Australian Defence Force and their families wherever they may be serving. Its people are scattered widely across Australia and overseas.

Serving Faithfully aims to be a means of sharing events and experiences from across the whole Diocese.

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Chrism Mass 2023

Chrism Mass Homily 2023

HOMILY ARCHBISHOP CHRISTOPHER PROWSE CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF CANBERRA AND GOULBURN ST CHRISTOPHER’S CATHEDRAL 5.00pm 3 APRIL 2023 CHRISM MASS AND ...

Easter Blessings

The Catholic Military Diocese wishes all uniformed members and family a very happy and peace filled Easter. Please be assured ...
ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day Mass 2023

The Military Ordinariate of Australia invites you to: The National ANZAC Day Mass at St Christopher's Cathedral, Manuka ACT at ...

Chaplains Retreat 2022

The Annual Catholic Chaplains Retreat held at the Marist Hermitage, Mittagong  30 October – 04 November this year was of ...

Recent Happenings at Lone Pine Chapel

By Fr Joel Vergara On the 11 Sept 2022 at Lone Pine Chapel Robertson Barracks, Northern Territory. One USMC (United ...
Deacon Gavin Keating

Congratulations to Deacon Gavin Keating

On Friday 22 July 2022, Gavin Keating was ordained to the Diaconate. As you may have read previously, Gavin is ...
Anzac Day 2022

ANZAC DAY 2022

Wisdom 3:6-9, Psalm 71:2-4. 7-8. 12-13. 17. R.v.7, John 12:23-26 ANZAC Mass homily By Fr Richard Thompson - Apostolic administrators ...
Frs A Crook and J Vergara

Chaplains stand beside our nation’s protectors

Republished with permission of The Catholic Weekly By Michael Kenny As Australians return to full-scale dawn services and marches on ...
ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day Mass 2022

The Military Ordinariate of Australia invites you to: The National ANZAC Day Mass at St Christopher's Cathedral, Manuka ACT at ...
Lest We Forget

A Day to Grieve and Pray

Anzac Day this year is a time to meditate on war, to honour those who have been required to serve ...
Tonga Cleanup

International Aid to Tonga

By: Deacon Graham Swan HMAS Supply The international aid to Tonga in the aftermath of the 15 January Tsunami was ...

Operation Flood Assist 22

By: Fr Joel Joel Vergara – Army Chaplain For over a month I spent my time in Lismore, NSW, to ...

Welcomes and Farewells

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News Archive

Bishops call for peace in Ukraine, generous Australian response

Media Release issued by Australian Catholic Bishops Conference - 26 February 2022 Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Mark Coleridge ...

Year of St Joseph Monthly Reflections – 2021

The Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of St Joseph”, running from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021, commemorating ...
Thank you

Thank you for your Generous Support

The Catholic Military Ordinariate would like to thank the following Diocese and parishes for their generous donations throughout the year ...

Blessings of the Holy Family at Christmas

The Chaplains and the Chancery Staff of the Military Ordinariate wish to thank you for your continued support and ongoing ...
Capt Bryce Duffy

Anniversary of Captain Bryce Duffy

By Chaplain Joseph Moloney The 29th of October marked the ten year anniversary of the death of Captain Bryce Duffy, ...
Fr Brad Rafter

Congratulations to Fr Brad Rafter

We wish to convey our congratulations to Fr Brad Rafter, Australian Army – Reserves who recently received his fours year ...
Able Seaman Thomas Welsby Clark

DNA Reveals Identity of Australia’s Famous Unknown sailor’

Australia's biggest maritime mystery has been solved 80 years after the sinking of the warship HMAS Sydney. The Royal Australian ...
50 Years of Priestly Service

Fifty Years of Priestly Service

Two former Catholic Chaplains this year celebrate Golden Jubilees of ordination. Monsignor John Boyle Monsignor Boyle served as a Reserve ...

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