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2014 Midyear News

altI write my Midyear Newsletter to all who so generously have supported Communio, many of whom have done so year after year. The 2013 Christmas Appeal raised $18,544 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

5th Sunday in OT - Salt of the earth

Buzzword - Salt of the earth
Are people influenced by example? The answer is "Yes", but, unfortunately, they respond to

21st Sunday in OT - Leadership

Buzzword - Leadership
Probably the understatement of the year is to say that leadership is in a state of crisis at what

23rd Sunday in OT - Authority

Buzzword - Authority
Is there such a thing as a "Christian" attitude to authority? Or is it an area in which the indivi


Random Homilies: Year B

6th Sunday in OT - Sin

Buzzword - SIN
- the prime cause of spiritual illness, and, therefore, the main objective for Christ's healing powers.<

Pentecost Sunday - Transformation

Buzzword - Transformation
The fundamental theme of today's liturgy is transformation. The Community of Church came abou

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


Random Homilies: Year C

26th Sunday in OT - Consequences

Buzzword - Consequences
An important aspect of our Christian response to life is the ability to make responsible judgme

5th Sunday in OT - Vocation

Buzzword - Vocation
Recent years have seen a broadening of our understanding of vocation. Not so long ago, vocation rel

30th Sunday in OT - Strength

Buzzword - Strength
What makes a person "strong"? Do we equate being strong with being a bully? The wealthy may have po