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

15th Sunday in OT - Hope

Buzzword - Hope
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6th Sunday of Easter - Speech

Buzzword - Speech
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2nd Sunday of Lent - Transformation

Buzzword - Transformation
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Random Homilies: Year B

Feast of the Holy Family - Family

Buzzword - Family
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23rd Sunday in OT - Religious Insight

Buzzword - Religious Insight
An increasing number of people today are looking for a deeper understanding of life than i

4th Sunday of Lent - Adversity

Buzzword - Adversity
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Random Homilies: Year C

4th Sunday in OT - Envy

Buzzword - Envy
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4th Sunday of Easter - Sheet Anchor

Buzzword - "Sheet Anchor"
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8th Sunday in OT - Words Words Words

Buzzword - Words! Words! Words!
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