• 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
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 18:27

Being the Chairman

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Several years ago, I was invited to attend an international interfaith conference in Italy.

 

The ‘Opening Prayer’ for Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time prays ‘show favour, O Lord, to your servants and mercifully increase the gifts of your grace, that, made fervent in hope, faith and charity, we may be ever watchful in keeping your commands’.

 

Friday, 11 July 2014 16:25

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2014

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I grew up in the tropics of the south pacific in an agrarian society. We are very familiar with working the land, sowing seeds, raising crops and harvesting its produce.

 

Saturday, 05 July 2014 13:38

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2014

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THE early morning sun struck its first shafts of warmth through the panels and bezels of the stained glass wall of St Francis Xavier's Parish church near North Sydney station

Friday, 27 June 2014 16:36

Solemn Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

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Talking about the apostles Peter and Paul, we may immediately think of the two greatest missionaries of the infant church, the two founding pillars of the Christian mission.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 10:53

Believe it or not - a reflection

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God-is-with-us-image---150I recently came across this story which somehow stuck with me for quite a while.

Tong, aged 13, lives with the Missionaries of Charity in my neighbourhood, just next to our Parish and the Mother of the Perpetual Help Centre in Nong Bua Lamphu Thailand. I have known him for quite some years, he joined Bible-sharing seminars and youth outings and is that kind of a teenager that doesn’t cause any trouble – others do sometimes.

 

In almost all cultures, we show our hospitality by offering people food. For many of us, we see food as a way to connect

Friday, 13 June 2014 12:25

Trinity Sunday - 2014

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Friends, we come once again to what’s been described as ‘The Preacher’s Nightmare’ the Trinity Sunday. 

 

Friday, 06 June 2014 11:45

Pentecost

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One of the biggest temptations amongst modern day Christians is to think exclusively about the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Holy Triune God, as if they have some secret strategies of controlling and directing her movements within and without the boundaries of their churches.

Saturday, 31 May 2014 09:19

The Ascension

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The Ascension must have been an astonishing event. As an actual happening it is attested in the Gospels of Mark and Luke, as well as in the Acts of the Apostles.

 

Friday, 23 May 2014 12:50

6th Sunday of Easter - 2014

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Imagine there are two people having this conversation: “If you really love me, then prove it!”

Thursday, 22 May 2014 18:21

We are much loved! - A reflection

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You-are-loved---150On the island of Flores, where I live, there is a home for people with special physical and mental needs. Run by the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters, it is by the sea in the town of Labuan Bajo on the western tip of the island.

Just before Easter I visited the home. I was overwhelmed by the joy of the residents. 

 

Friday, 16 May 2014 17:52

5th Sunday of Easter 2014

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Today’s readings tell us how the early Church accepted the challenge of keeping Jesus’ memory alive in the Christian community by fashioning it into a serving and worshipping community..

Friday, 09 May 2014 12:55

4th Sunday of Easter - 2014

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On the 8th of May 2014, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has just released a very strong Statement on the Federal Government’s cruel treatment of Asylum Seekers ...

 

Saturday, 03 May 2014 11:30

3rd Sunday of Easter 2014

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The story of the Lord's appearance to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus is probably one of the best developed and deeply insightful of the appearance stories in the Gospels.