Waters of Rebirth

Carmel Bulletin, 24 April 2022 For the past two years, we’ve had very limited access to blessed water, and our baptismal font has remained dry (except when needed, of course, for the Sacrament of Baptism).  You may have noticed, however, that since Easter, our font is filled once again; a constant reminder of our baptism. … Continue reading Waters of Rebirth

Maintaining the Rhythm

Over the past two Sundays, Catholics in Australia have celebrated (albeit in very different ways due to COVID lockdowns) two important feast days – those of our first saint, St Mary MacKillop, and the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. These two days are a week apart in the Australian liturgical calendar, but have not … Continue reading Maintaining the Rhythm

Sunday of the Word of God

In 2019, Pope Francis invited the Church throughout the world each year to observe a Sunday of the Word of God, to be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the word of God.” (Apostolic Letter Aperuit Illis, no. 3). It fulfils a proposal that he made at the end of the Holy Year … Continue reading Sunday of the Word of God

Three Things About the Eucharist We’ve Learnt from COVID-19

This weekend, the Church in Australia celebrates the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. It takes on particular significance this year, given that our weekly celebration of the Eucharist has been put on hold due to coronavirus restrictions. Reflecting on this experience gives us an opportunity to more deeply appreciate what … Continue reading Three Things About the Eucharist We’ve Learnt from COVID-19