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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

Palm Sunday - Homily Notes

(1) All four Gospels tell of the life of Christ differently. But in telling the story of the Passion, th

15th Sunday in OT - Hope

Buzzword - Hope
Pessimism and a sense of defeat are in vogue today. Concern over falling church attendance, abandonment

28th Sunday in OT - Be Happy

Buzzword - 'Be Happy'!
Legend has it that the early Christian martyrs astonished the Roman spectators by singin


Random Homilies: Year B

Easter Sunday - Seeing is believing

Buzzword - Seeing is believing!
Experience would have us believe that this is an infallible guide to acceptance; althou

26th Sunday of OT - Two to Tango

Buzzword - Two to Tango
"Dialogue" is a word  we hear a great deal of in recent years, and it relates to

1st Sunday of Advent - Hope

Buzzword - Hope
"Hope springs eternal in the human breast". So wrote Alexander Pope, English poet and essayis


Random Homilies: Year C

33rd Sunday in OT - The Present Moment

Buzzword - The Present Moment!
Most people set themselves to get the most out of life; and yet, many remain disappointe

15th Sunday in OT - Golden Rule
Buzzword - Golden Rule
Few aspects of Christ's teaching have attracted lip service to the extent that the so call
5th Sunday in OT - Vocation

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