• 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

  • 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

  • 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
Saturday, 04 April 2015 21:25

Easter Sunday - 2015

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Pope Francis in his Apostolic Exhortation, “The Joy of the Gospel” states, “There are Christians whose lives seems like Lent without Easter”. 

Today is one of the very rare days that we have two gospels read during the same mass.

As we’re approaching the Holy Week, we’re preparing ourselves to take part in the suffering, death and resurrection.

Friday, 20 March 2015 11:07

Fifth Sunday in Lent - 2015

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He was a student in my Bible class, 'The Introduction to the New Testament'. In my weekly lectures he very often raised many questions, clever ones.


Friday, 13 March 2015 11:56

Fourth Sunday of Lent - 2015

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The image of the cross is one of the most popular and most powerful images that we see. 

Friday, 06 March 2015 17:10

Third Sunday of Lent - 2015

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The Gospel speaks of Christ defending and protecting the sancitity of the temple as a place for encounters between God and people.

Friday, 27 February 2015 17:06

Second Sunday of Lent - 2015

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Last Sunday we stayed with Jesus in the desert. On this second Sunday of Lent we are transported to the top of a mountain.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 18:18

Being intercultural - a reflection

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Fr-Phil-Gibbs-head-and-shouldersRecently I attended a workshop in Italy (Nemi) on “Interculturality”. That is a big word, but basically it comes down to the way we appreciate cultural sameness and difference. Our final mass was a fitting exemplar of our two weeks together.

We were SVDs and SSpS from all corners of the world and we had hymns with verses in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Indonesian, German and Swahili.

Saturday, 21 February 2015 13:21

First Sunday of Lent - 2015

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Temptations are a regular part of our lives. Five days a week, I go out in the morning and take an hour walk around the corner here in Macquarie Fields. 

Friday, 13 February 2015 10:28

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2015

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I remember seeing a cat with a little bell on her neck and it really annoyed the cat.

Saturday, 07 February 2015 10:06

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2015

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According to Mark, today is the first day of Jesus’ public ministry, which is filled with teaching and healing.

Saturday, 31 January 2015 09:15

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2015

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Jesus’ kind of teaching was a regular source of amazement to others! If we go through the pages of the Bible we would be struck by how many times it records people’s amazement at Jesus.

I used to think that the story concerning Jesus’ call of the first four disciples by the Sea of Galilee ...

Friday, 16 January 2015 16:09

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2015

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This might sound very parochial, but I was walking around the CBD here in Sydney, together with two good friends from my seminary days, and we decided to have dinner in one of the restaurants.

Friday, 09 January 2015 11:46

The Baptism of the Lord - 2015

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The feast of the Baptism of the Lord, invites each of us, to focus, not so much on Jesus, but on ourselves as people who have been saved through the grace of Baptism.