How can the early days of the Australia's Catholic history (including the hard work of Australia's first Carmelites!) help us as Catholics today get through COVID-19?
In many parts of the world now, including our own Diocese, the global COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it something that we have never experienced before in our lives - the complete suspension of liturgical celebrations in our church buildings, including the Eucharist. The digital world that we live in has made it much easier … Continue reading During COVID-19, do we watch the Church, or be the Church?
While it is Australia Day here in this part of the world, universally today the Church celebrates its first ever Sunday of the Word of God. Last September, Pope Francis decreed that “the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is to be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the word of God.” (Apostolic Letter … Continue reading Sunday of the Word of God
Carmel Bulletin, 21 July 2019 Last Sunday, we celebrated the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Under this title, the Carmelite family and our parish invoke the patronage and protection of Mary, our mother and sister in faith. Many people have a very strong devotion to Mary under this title. Some wear a scapular, … Continue reading Our Marian Shrine
Carmel Bulletin, 16 December 2018 A short liturgical season such as Advent can be easily lost in Australia amidst the pre-Christmas hype and end-of-year rush to the summer holidays. As such, its symbols, prayers and music can help us to hold on to this time of joyful expectation. For many people, there is nothing more … Continue reading The Advent Wreath