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Ember Days

02 March 2009

EMBER DAYS (from the German Quatember, ‘quarter day'; the Irish used to speak of Quarter Tense) have been kept in the Roman Church since the fifth century to mark the beginning of each of the four seasons of the year. They are occasions of special prayer and penance, asking God's blessing on...

First Sunday of Lent

26 February 2009

PC09_logoThe good news of the Gospel challenges us to change ourselves and our world for the better. This week's story takes us to rural Uganda where Teopista lives with her...

Bushfire Message Book

19 February 2009

The Prime Minister, Mr Kevin Rudd, would like to encourage people of all faiths to mark the National Day of Mourning in their services across this weekend. The beginning of my Lenten Pastoral Letter emphasizes similar sentiments.

The Prime Minister's message, which may be...

Project Compassion 2009

19 February 2009

Project Compassion 2009

Australia’s largest aid and development appeal, Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion, will be launched this weekend on Project Compassion Sunday...

Pope - Address to the Roman Curia

28 December 2008

The Address of the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, to the Roman Curia on the occasion of their Christmas Greetings

Your Eminences,
Venerable Brothers in the Episcopate and Presbyterate,
Dear brothers and sisters!

Pope - Fighting Poverty to Build Peace

22 December 2008

Fighting Poverty to Build Peace
Message of Pope Benedict for World Day of Peace 2009

1. Once again, as the new year begins, I want to extend good wishes for peace to people everywhere. With this Message I would like to propose a...

Pope Benedict - meeting with French Bishops

14 September 2008

"This is the first time since the beginning of my pontificate that I have had the joy of meeting all of you together", said the Pope to the prelates as he opened his remarks to them.

"I express my deep appreciation for this gift of yourselves", he told them, "despite the magnitude of the...

Catechist Sunday

28 August 2008

We give thanks for the generosity of our catechists.

During October most parishes will be celebrating Catechist Sunday. Catechist Sunday gives the Church of Wollongong Diocese an opportunity to thank and encourage our catechists. Many catechists are often involved in...

Cathedral Colloquium

20 August 2008

Sister Eileen Brown sgs from the Diocesan Liturgy Team and Father Ron Peters, Administrator of the Cathedral, attended a colloquium in Darwin which examined the role of the Cathedral in Catholic Culture. Some fifty persons participated in lively discussions. There were liturgists,...

How great is our God!

01 August 2008

Days in the Diocese

Before the week of World Youth Day, Wollongong Diocese welcomed close to 2,000 international pilgrims in a five-day cultural celebration from 9-14 July. WYD pilgrims came from over 20 countries including East Timor, Panama, Scotland, USA, Italy, Germany, England,...

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