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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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Recent News

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 ...

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 ...

Project Compassion

Help create change for all future generations Donate now to help vulnerable communities forge a path out of poverty Working ...

Happy Mothers Day

To our Mother Mary, and all our mothers, especially those who are serving in our Australian Defence Force, we would ...

THE CONVERSATION IN THE SPIRIT

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Easter Message 2024

  At this Easter time, we proclaim to the ends of the earth the victory won for humanity in the ...

Former Military Chaplain and Last Franciscan Bishop of Aitape

AITAPE - I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Bishop Austen Crapp OFM at Sydney Royal Hospital ...

CONFIRMATION AND CHRISTIAN INITIATION

This week, in the Puckapunyal Military Area, 4 candidates received different sacraments in the order of the Catholic Rite. Three ...
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Welcomes and Farewells

Clint McGoldrick

Welcome Clint McGoldrick

The Military Ordinariate welcomes Clint McGoldrick to Army Reserve Chaplaincy.  Clint has joined us as a Pastoral Associate from the ...
Deacon Adrian Gomez

Welcome Deacon Adrian Gomez

Deacon Adrian Gomez is a permanent Deacon from the Diocese of Broken Bay. Married with 2 teenage Children. Adrian currently ...
Fr T Zaranski

Welcome Fr Thomas Zaranski

Fr Thomas Zaranski is a priest of the Archdiocese of Brisbane, has joined the Australian Army as  priest Chaplain. Upon ...
Fr Gabriel with Chaplain Kene Onwukwe

Fr Gabriel Ezenwa

Gabriel was born in Nigeria and ordained a priest in June 2009. The then Bishop of Lismore, Bishop Geoffrey Jarrett ...

Feature Articles

Mass in the Field

Newly posted Chaplain to the Australian Army, Fr Kene Onwukwe recently held Mass in the field on 12 May 23 at ...

Chaplains Retreat 2022

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

News Archive

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 ...

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 ...

Project Compassion

Help create change for all future generations Donate now to help vulnerable communities forge a path out of poverty Working ...

ADF Helicopter Crash

On July 28, 2023, during Exercise Talisman Sabre four Australian soldiers died from a helicopter crash during a night‐time exercise ...

Walking Together … at Christmas

Despite COVID 19 still present in the community, in comparison to recent years we are able to enjoy this Christmas ...

Congratulations to Deacon Clinton McGoldrick

On Saturday 26 November 2022, Clinton was ordained to the Diaconate in the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Clinton will transition to ...

All Saints Chapel, Lavarack Barracks

By Father Thomas Zaranski On the 13th November 2022 at All Saints Chapel, Lavarack Barracks, Natalie Maree Shepard received the ...
Queen Elizabeth II - 1926 - 2022

Queen Elizabeth II R.I.P. (1926-2022)

Along with so many around the world, we pray for the repose of the soul of Queen Elizabeth II at ...

Our Stories

Fr Kene Onwukwe 2020 Fires

Finding Strength in God’s Word

By Fr Kene Onwukwe The bushfires that necessitated Operation Bushfire Assist 2019 were overwhelming. They brought the Australian public to ...

Vale—Father Keith Teefey CSsR

Father Keith Patrick Teefey, a priest of the Congregation of The Most Holy Redeemer, died on 11 May 2018 at ...

A Letter to a Cobber

Right to Die or Duty to Die? Major General Peter R Phillips AO MC KCSG [Papal] [Ret’d] Dear ‘Snow’, It ...

Old Army Chalice Finds New Owner

Chaplain Paul Ghanem OFM recently contributed to ForceNet, a Defence online publication. He has been parading for three months with ...

The Anzac Book

The Anzac Book was an instant success when it was released in 1916. It was an anthology of poems, stories, ...

Borneo Campaign 70th Anniversary

In the dying days of World War II one large island still remained in control of an invading aggressive Imperial ...

ANZAC Day – the Centenary of ANZAC

THE ANZAC EVENT THROUGH EYES OF FAITH ANZAC Day is a poignant and meaningful commemoration for so many Australian, ever ...

Chaplain Sees Timor Horror

(An article from the "Frankston Standard", December 20, 1999. NB. The journalist is a Jehovah's Witness and didn't like the ...