A Jesse Tree is a great way to prepare for Christmas

A Jesse Tree is a great way to prepare for Christmas The Jesse Tree Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, and a branch from his roots will bear fruit. The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and strength, the spirit of [...]

2021-11-24T13:16:20+10:00November 24th, 2021|

Significant Anniversaries for the St Carthage’s Cathedral

Significant Anniversaries for the St Carthage's Cathedral Over the coming days 15 and 18 August we, as a Diocese, celebrate two important anniversaries of St Carthage’s Cathedral in Lismore – its Consecration (1919) and Dedication (1907) respectively. Why is this important? The word Cathedral comes from a Latin word "cathedra" meaning “seat” or “chair”. It is the [...]

2021-08-17T14:27:45+10:00August 17th, 2021|

Prayer is our Sanctuary

Prayer is our Sanctuary Prayer opens the door through which you enter a sanctuary of strength and safety, protection, and renewal. Times of prayer, of conscious contact with God, provide you with sustenance and renewed vigour so that when you are ready you can face the world again – uplifted, refreshed and empowered. Prayer is a fundamental [...]

2021-06-23T15:22:24+10:00June 23rd, 2021|

St Agnes’ Catholic Parish Retreat

St Agnes' Catholic Parish Retreat Drawing comfort and strength from the Psalms: Presented by Fr Elio Capra When: Friday 21 May 2021 Where: Francis Retreat 2 Thomson Place Bonny Hills Time: 8.45am Check-in 9.00am -2pm Morning Tea & Lunch provided Register for the event here

2021-05-06T13:24:52+10:00May 6th, 2021|

What is an apostle?

What is an apostle? Apostles were those entrusted by Jesus to help build the church and spread the message of His teachings. The word apostle comes from the Greek word, ‘apostello’, meaning a messenger or one sent on a mission. While we all are called to spread the Good News, not everyone is given the gift of apostleship [...]

2021-04-28T11:10:23+10:00April 28th, 2021|

Ember Days: what are they? How are they connected to sustainability?

Ember Days: what are they? How are they connected to sustainability? The Catholic Church celebrated Autumn Ember Day on Friday 5 March (2021). The word ‘ember’ in this context does not mean a glowing or smouldering piece of coal or wood but a ‘recurring period’. In Australia we celebrate both Autumn and Spring Ember Days. While the [...]

2021-03-10T07:07:07+10:00March 10th, 2021|

Women in the bible – A reflection on one unnamed

Women in the bible – A reflection on one unnamed When you google ‘Women in the Bible’ it comes up with the names of women we seem to know well… from the Old Testament, names like Sarah, Miriam, Ruth and Esther (among others); and from the New Testament, the three Mary’s (the mother of Jesus, from Bethany, [...]

2021-03-03T15:01:25+10:00March 3rd, 2021|

Ever wanted to know how the dates for Easter are set?

Ever wanted to know how the dates for Easter are set? Along with a little information about the Gregorian Calendar, Tony Worner provides a brief explanation about how the dates of Easter are set each year: The current secular calendar or Gregorian calendar is a ‘solar calendar’ used in most of the world today. It was introduced [...]

2021-02-24T10:03:13+10:00February 17th, 2021|

World Day of prayer for the Sick and Lent

World Day of prayer for the Sick and Lent A reflection by Sr Anne Hannigan RSM A question we may ask is ‘Why are we here?’. There may be many answers but one, I am sure of, is to be the body of Christ in the world. So often we hear that our mission is to fulfil [...]

2021-02-15T09:31:27+10:00February 10th, 2021|
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