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Welcome

As a Diocese, we aim to be welcoming, missionary, centred on Christ, with 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.
                                                                                                                                                                     Taken from the Diocesan Vision Statement
                                                                                                                                                                      Most Rev. Justin Bianchini, DD

Bishop's Latest Writings

  • Bishop's Weekly Thoughts - December 2015

    28 December – The End of 2015 I offer a simple point to end my reflection this year – however I believe it is a very important one. Towards the end of each year, various people and organisations review the year – it highlights, what was achieved etc. and that is good. What would be wonderful would be for each of us to take some quiet time with...

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  • Bishop's Weekly Thoughts - November 2015

      30 November - The Need of the Church and the Value of the Church After having over various weeks reflected on the Church as a Building or God’s Household, as the Body of Christ or as the Grapevine, I think I have said enough to make clear Jesus’ plan.  Obviously His plan is that we belong to Him and to each other. Therefore we cannot be a true or...

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  • Bishop's Heart & Mind

    Care for our Common Home This reflection of Bishop Justin's is adapted from Bishop Greg O'Kelly article in 'The Witness'. Because of the enormous physical expanse of our Diocese, 1.3 million sq kms, going from Coorow and Leeman in the south, to Port and South Hedland in the north, and because we include fertile and arid lands, farming, pastoral...

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  • Bishop's Weekly Thoughts - October 2015

    26 October - Image of the Church as the ‘Grapevine’ From the two Pauline images of the Church [as a Building and as The Body of Christ] I want to move to a beautiful image given to us by Jesus - that of the Grapevine - Jn15:1-8 Before I write a few comments I invite you this week to stay with the Word of God - the text. If there is any place we...

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  • Bishop's Weekly Thoughts - September 2015

    28th September 2015 - Church as God’s household Pt2 (Ephesians 2:19-22) There’s a lot to this household that we are part of in the Church. We have solid foundations - the ‘greats’ of the Apostles and the Prophets. We are connected closely to them in our wonderful Church. They are not just some great people who taught us amazing things about God...

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  • Bishop's Heart & Mind

    Support for our Middle East Christian Sisters and Brothers After our Conference of Australian Bishops in May, I decided I would share a little news of the tragic plight of Christians in the Middle East. In our Conference there are three Bishops, or Eparchs, of the Churches which originate from the Middle East:- the Maronite Church from Lebanon; the...

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  • Bishop's Weekly Thoughts - August 2015

    31st August - Faith We are blessed with so many gifts from God, and one especially is our Faith. It is based on the solid foundation of a lavish God who cares for all his creatures, especially those made in his image. Added to this is the death and resurrection of His Son. The examples and the memories of our Good God and Loving Saviour touching...

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  • Bishop's Weekly Thoughts - July 2015

    27th July 2015 - The Will of God Pt 4 The last verse:- The Will of God will never take you, Where the comfort of God cannot dry your tears, Where the Word of God cannot feed you, Where the miracles of God cannot be done for you, Where the omnipresence of God cannot find you. More beautiful words to reflect on and which express so truly our...

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  • Bishop's Weekly Thoughts - June 2015

      29th June 2015 - God’s Grace At various times in life I am sure that we get to a stage wondering whether we can cope. We get ‘stretched’ as it were, beyond the normal. This can result from things that happen to us or that we are asked to do because of the responsibilities or role we have in life. What has helped me and so many others is what a...

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  • Bishop's Weekly Thoughts - May 2015

      25th May 2015 - The Feast of Pentecost A favourite prayer of mine, ever since Seminary days is:- Oh guide our minds with your blest light, With love our hearts inflame; And with your strength, which never decays Confirm our mortal frame. It is the fourth verse of the very traditional and beautiful hymn ‘Veni Creator Spiritus’ - ‘Come Holy...

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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

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