Vision Statement

We are:

* a welcoming community which reaches out to all
* celebrating Christ's presence
* joyfully living out our Christian calling across distance and diversity
This vision states that as a Diocese, we aim to be a welcoming, missionary, centred on Christ, and each striving to live one's particular vocation.
It is in living out our calling that we praise God, follow Christ, influence society and achieve the goal of eternal life won for us by Christ.
In the parishes we have encouraged people to measure whatever they do against this Diocesan vision.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Most Rev. Justin Bianchini, DD

Random Homilies: Year A

12th Sunday in OT - Healing

Buzzword - Healing
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1 Sunday of Advent - On guard

Buzzword - On guard!
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Feast of Corpus Christi - Body of Christ

Buzzword - Body of Christ
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Random Homilies: Year B

12th Sunday in OT - Calming the Storm

Buzzword - Calming the Storm
Times may change, but very little else does - the same questionings, the same torments, th

25th Sunday in OT - Be Nice

Buzzword "Be Nice!"
One of the more constant expectations we have of people is that they should be courteous, overlooki

29th Sunday in OT - Authority

Buzzword - Authority
The question of authority touches every human life. For many, the power to command is the ultimate


Random Homilies: Year C

22nd Sunday in OT - Humility

Buzzword - Humility
Whenever I find this subject being considered, I think of that well-known Australian ballad - ‚‚

Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist - Repent

Buzzword - Repent
This was John's cry. Literally, a call to change our hearts, to start to think differently, to develo

15th Sunday in OT - Golden Rule
Buzzword - Golden Rule
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