The Holy Spirit, Soul of the Church

For in one Spirit we were all baptised into one body; and we were all given to drink of one Spirit. (1 Cor 12:13) I am going to start with a story today. I hope you like stories, and I am praying that you won’t have heard this one before. Here we go. A man was...

Called to live in the Holy Spirit

If we live by the Spirit, let us be guided by the Spirit (Gal 5.25) If you live by the Spirit you will be in no danger of yielding to self-indulgence……If you are led by the Spirit, no law can touch you…what the Spirit brings is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,...

World Youth Day – Evangelisation

Sydney, 18 July 2008 Today we celebrate a Mass for the Evangelisation of Peoples. We, as Christians, are called to be bearers of “Good News”, and therefore we are asked to renew and deepen our vocation to evangelisation, so that the spreading of this...

World Youth Day

Sydney, 17 July 2008 God never ceases to provide for his Church in every time and season. Through the power of the Spirit he guides the Church on earth in the ways of his providence. For our doubt, for our fear, for lack of trust in God’s providential love, we ask for...

Feast of Our Lady of Mt Carmel

Sydney, 16 July 2008 Today we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The Scriptures speak of the beauty of Carmel. It was here that the prophet Elijah defended the faith of God’s people. Mary for us reflects both the beauty of a creature of God adorned with...

150th Anniversary of the building of St Peter’s

Scarborough, 1 July 2008 The Lord is the living stone, a precious cornerstone, a keystone, a rock. These phrases are used frequently in the scriptures. Strong and protecting, lasting and faithful, surprising source of life and that which holds life together; for a...