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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

6th Sunday of Easter - Speech

Buzzword - Speech
How often has the advice been given - "to think before you speak"; and how often, having said somethi

Christmas Day - Radiant with Light

Buzzword - Radiant with Light
In the Scriptures chosen for the Christmas Masses, we find many references to "light" - "

2nd Sunday of Lent - Transformation

Buzzword - Transformation
The point of the Christian exercise is transformation - to find spiritual value in all that w


Random Homilies: Year B

Feast of the Ascension - Get on with it

Buzzword - "Get on with it!"
Advice that many of us give to others, or receive, when the job in hand appears to be gett

1st Sunday of Lent - Victory

Buzzword - VICTORY
We begin Lent with the picture of Jesus as a winner, and, in to-day's readings we are invited to be

28th Sunday in OT - Priorities

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


Random Homilies: Year C

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

5th Sunday of Easter - New Commandment

Buzzword - New Commandment
It is said that one of the early Roman Emperors, while watching the circus events in which C

4th Sunday of Advent - Coming ready or not

Buzzword "Coming ready or not"
Remember the days of playing "hide and seek", and the seeker would make that announcemen