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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

31st Sunday in OT - Religious leadership

Buzzword - Religious leadership
Almost without fail these days wherever a priest goes, the question is asked "What is t

All Saints - Immortality

Buzzword – Immortality!
Fact or fiction! This is the ever present question all people ask.  There is no doubt tha

19th Sunday in OT - Trust

Buzzword -Trust
A common complaint heard these days is that it is not possible to be as trusting as in times gone by. H


Random Homilies: Year B

19th Sunday in OT - Hanging In

Buzzword - "Hanging In!"
"God help me" is a common enough phrase used by people when the going gets tough. Today's read

28th Sunday in OT - Priorities

Buzzword - Priorities
As people grow older, the majority of them mature. They find themselves reassessing values they c

3rd Sunday of Lent - Signs and Wonders

Buzzword - Signs and Wonders
From the human point of view, the Christian message is not very encouraging. As St. Paul w


Random Homilies: Year C

2nd Sunday of Easter - I believe

Buzzword - I believe!
My reflection last week concluded with St. Paul's statement - "If Christ be not risen our preachi

2nd Sunday of Advent - Expectations

Buzzword - Expectations
Charles Dickens wrote of "Great Expectations"; Alexander Pope wrote "Blessed is he who expects

2nd Sunday in OT - Where is God

Buzzword - Where is God
The question of God's presence may be answered in a variety of ways - there is the catechism an