Continuing our Church Renewal

Carmel Bulletin, 24 February 2019 Earlier this month, the work of our Church Renewal Process was presented at a National Church Architecture Symposium, at the invitation of the National Liturgical Architecture and Art Council. The presentation was a unique opportunity to reflect on the considerable work that was done to renovate the church, and receive … Continue reading Continuing our Church Renewal

Here Comes the Sun

Carmel Bulletin, 18 November 2018 Recently the parish installed seventy-two solar panels across the priory and church.  Our action is part of a growing trend amongst homeowners and businesses to reduce both energy bill costs and reliance on fossil fuels. Having solar energy powering our liturgical space is a visible way of connecting the liturgy to … Continue reading Here Comes the Sun

We Too Might Have a New Life

Carmel Bulletin, 1 April 2018 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptised into Christ Jesus were baptised into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too … Continue reading We Too Might Have a New Life

Australia’s First Saint

Carmel Bulletin, 25 February 2018 You can find our new image of St Mary MacKillop near the entry doors at the back of the church.  It is carved by Engelbert Piccolruaz, who was born and learnt woodcarving in the traditional style of the Italian alpine region; the origin of our statue of St Joseph. The … Continue reading Australia’s First Saint

Making a grand entrance

Carmel Bulletin, 11 February 2018 One of the tasks we sought to achieve when renewing our church was to improve the entrances into the building. There were practical reasons for this – the space under the choir gallery was dark compared to the rest of the church, and we knew that glass doors would appear … Continue reading Making a grand entrance