• Wartakanlah Injil kepada segala makhluk.
    Mrk 16:15

  • 你们往普天下去, 向一切受造物宣传福音
    谷 16:15

  • Everything is possible by the power of the Holy Spirit’s Grace.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • Segala sesuatu menjadi mungkin dalam kekuatan karunia Roh Kudus.
    St. Arnold Janssen

  • 我当传教士不是为主牺牲,而是上主给我的最大恩赐
    圣福若瑟神父

  • Với sức mạnh Ân Huệ của Chúa Thánh Thần, Mọi việc đều có thể được.
    St Arnoldus Janssen

  • Preach the Gospel to the whole creation./Anh em hãy đi khắp tứ phương thiên hạ, loan báo Tin Mừng cho mọi loài thọ tạo
    Mk 16:15

  • There are many different gifts, but it is always the same Spirit.
    1 Cor 12:4

  • And the Word became flesh and lived among us.
    Jn 1:14

  • Let the word of Christ, in all its richness, find a home with you.
    Col 3:16

  • To proclaim the Good News is the first and greatest act of love of neighbour.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • 传扬天国福音是第一且最大的爱近人行动
    圣杨生•爱诺德神父

  • Có nhiều đặc sủng khác nhau, nhưng chỉ có một Thần Khí/
    1 Cor. 14:4

  • 圣言成了血肉,寄居在我们中间
    若 1:14

  • Ada rupa-rupa karunia, tetapi Roh satu
    1 Kor 12:4

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Scripture Reflections
Thursday, 24 September 2015 08:50

26th Week in Ordinary Time - 2015

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The Fall of Saigon in 30 April, 1975, a historical event for not only the Vietnamese but also many Australians, was significantly engraved into many people’s minds with a historical photo that captured an US helicopter on the top of a building in Saigon during the last minutes before the city fell into the hands of Vietcong.

Friday, 18 September 2015 16:57

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2015

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During his prime, Muhammad Ali, the heavyweight-boxing champion of the 60s and the 70s proclaimed one day, “I am the greatest! I am the greatest!” 

Friday, 11 September 2015 10:36

24th Week in Ordinary time - 2015

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When I found this phrase in today’s Gospel, it touched me quite deeply and made me to ask some questions about the way I do my thinking.

Saturday, 05 September 2015 10:10

23rd Week in Ordinary Time - 2015

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Being dumb and deaf, in his time and culture, it was a curse. In that state, he was considered unclean and to be shunned though he might have been born that way. 

Friday, 28 August 2015 17:09

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2015

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There was an old woman who was very conscious about observing the “one-hour fast” before receiving communion.

…So Jesus asked the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom can we go? 

…So Jesus asked the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom can we go? 

 

Friday, 14 August 2015 14:40

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2015

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The movie “Alive”, which came out in 1993, featuring John Malcovich and Ethan Hawke, is about the Uruguayan Rugby Team whose plane crashed on the side of the Andes 

Dear friends, over the last three Sundays, we have been following the discourse on the Bread of Life.

Saturday, 01 August 2015 17:39

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2015

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Fr-Quang---150During my childhood in Vietnam, it was a common experience for many people, and it is still even up to this day around the world, that I went to bed with an empty and very hungry tummy.

When I just landed at a refugee camp, feeling hungry and exhausted, I was given a bowl of fresh and warm rice. How delicious was its smell! 

Toub-leaving-his-family1---150As missionaries we get used to saying ‘good-bye’ to people and places and we probably develop some kind of a routine in farewell scenes. Honestly, the ones who are ready to move on usually are in the better position. After a moment of sadness, the excitement of the new life that is going to come through is bigger.

Toub, our new SVD confrere from Laos, is getting ready to take up his assignment for language and theological studies in Australia. I was privileged to visit his family with him and to experience their love and care which really touched my heart.

I read Angela’s Ashes, a memoir of Frank McCourt, an Irish American, in which he vividly and dramatically portrayed his early childhood in Ireland. 

Thursday, 16 July 2015 17:20

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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There was a company, which was working in the forest and looking for a woodchopper. One day, two woodchoppers applied for the job.

Dear friends in Christ Jesus, the readings for this Sunday remind us of our calling to be an apostle.

Saturday, 04 July 2015 11:18

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2015 -

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In his public ministry, Jesus’ teaching was not always welcome. He experienced rejection ...