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2013 Midyear News

I write my Midyear Newsletter to all who so generously have supported Communio, many of whom have done so year after year. The 2012 Christmas Appeal raised just over $29,000 and I want to thank you sincerely for your generosity towards this Appeal.

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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

Random Homilies: Year A

All Souls Day – Death

Buzzword – Death
Traditionally, November is the month in which the Church’s liturgy focuses our minds on th

3 Sunday of Advent - Hope

Buzzword - Hope
With so much bad news to deal with, I suppose it makes sense to hope that things may get better. Today&

2nd Sunday in OT - Service

Buzzword - Service
Drought, flood and fire, Dorothy MacKellar's poetic description of the Australian cycle in her p


Random Homilies: Year B

24th Sunday in OT - It isn't Fair

Buzzword - "It isn't Fair"
There is no complete human answer to why life is unfair. Some of the unfairnes

27th Sunday in OT - Marriage

Buzzword - Marriage
The current failure rate of marriages in our country has reached the stage where it needs to be vie

Feast of Christ the King - Leadership

Buzzword - Leadership
In one way or another the majority of people are cast in the role of being leaders. Leadership is


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 -  

Easter Sunday - Rebirth

Buzzword - Rebirth!
No testimony is more unanimous in the New Testament. From the oldest to the latest writings, the cl

3rd Sunday in OT - EVANGELISE

Buzz-word - EVANGELISE
To-day I use the word in its broadest sense of 'making known". There are many ways in w