Pastoral Messages

Easter Message 2016

YOU WOULD HAVE TO BE CRAZY TO DIE FOR AN UNFOUNDED HOPE Throughout the centuries of the Church’s existence, there ...

Easter Message 2015

 Gathered as One Family in Celebrating New Life As members of the Australian Defence Force we are very familiar with ...

Pastoral Care

Basic Expectations for the Pastoral Care of Catholic Personnel  Part 1  The Context  1.   From the time of the Apostles ...

Bishop’s Message for Easter 2013

THE FACE OF JESUS In this Year of Grace we have been constantly encouraged to ‘start afresh from Christ’. For ...

The Bishop’s Message for Pentecost 2009

BISHOP'S MESSAGE FOR PENTECOST 2009 Today we celebrate an event that many have called the birthday of the Church. I ...

The Bishop’s Easter Message 2009

“Brought back to true life with Christ” (Colossians 3:1) Above my desk there hangs a set of three icons that ...

The Bishop’s Lenten Message 2009

A SEASON FOR HONEST COURAGE Part of our Catholic inheritance and heritage from the time of the First Covenant has ...

The Bishop’s Christmas Message 2008

An Inspirational Image The birth of an infant is a powerful image that Christians reflect upon at this time of ...