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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

7th Sunday in OT - New & Difficult Commandment

Buzzword -  New & Difficult Commandment: 

The challenge contained in these words  spoken

Dedication of the Lateran Basilica - Temple of God

Buzzword – “Temple of God”
Religious ritual has always employed symbols to highlight belief and pract

Mary, Mother of God - New Beginnings

Buzzword - "New Beginnings"
Bk of Numbers - Traditional Jewish blessing



Random Homilies: Year B

30th Sunday in OT - Blind as bats

Buzzword - "Blind as bats"
Physical blindness is universally recognised as one of the worst forms of human af

Mary, Mother of God - New Beginnings

Buzzword - New Beginnings
The theme of today's reading is that when Jesus came into the world, the human condition

3rd Sunday in OT - Conversion

Buzzword - Conversion - To change one's thinking:
The first reading from the Book of Jonah describes two acts of co


Random Homilies: Year C

Feast of the Assumption - Devotion to Mary

Buzzword - Devotion to Mary
Before Vatican Council 11, with rare exception, devotion to Mary was largely observed by Ca

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

25th Sunday in OT - Priorities

Buzzword - Priorities
The complexities of modern living require us to look closely at what serves  to ensure that