ANZAC Day (Eve) Mass

Friday, 24 April 2015

Very Rev Fr Bob Bossini will celebrate Mass in the cathedral on Friday 24 April 2015 for the 100th Anniversary of the forces landing at Gallipoli.

The evening will begin with Eucharistic Adoration, followed by Holy Mass.

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3rd Sunday of Easter, 19 April 2015

From the Dean’s desk….

Dear Friends,

One of the most grateful experiences we can ever encounter in life is when we are given a second chance, especially when we have in some way erred or made a mess of our first opportunity. Think of an occasion when, for some reason or other, you truly messed up a project or assignment. Recall the relief when the instructor gave you permission to begin again that same project without any penalty!

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2nd Sunday of Easter, 12 Apr 2015

From the Dean’s desk….

Dear Friends,

We have just concluded the Octave of Easter, a time when we have reflected on the Resurrection of Jesus as told by the four Evangelists. We have heard of the fear, anxiety, agitation and uncertainty that greeted those first disciples when they encountered the empty tomb. At first they believed that robbers had come during the night and taken his body – a last and ignominious element added to an already frightful and horrific death. Gradually the Risen Jesus comes into their lives, challenging them to rise above their fears and move into the world as his witnesses. This asked of them to be imbued with the Spirit of the Risen Christ, and we hear of the exploits of the disciples in the Acts of Apostles, which forms the basis of the First Reading from Easter Sunday till Pentecost.

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Sunday of the Resurrection

From the Dean’s desk….

Dear Friends,

Today we celebrate the great solemnity of Easter - a time when “God our Father by raising Christ...has conquered the power of death and opened for us the way to eternal life” (Opening Prayer for Easter Sunday morning Mass). Knowing and living by this fact we can indeed proclaim the words of the Responsorial Psalm for today: ‘This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad’.

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Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

From the Dean’s desk….

Dear Friends,

We begin today this most sacred and holy week. We are invited to meet Jesus at the gates of Jerusalem and accompany him to the hill of Calvary. We are asked to pray with Jesus in the Upper Room, to experience his agony while praying at Gethsemane. We are asked to stand with him as he is being falsely accused by the religious and political figures of the time. We are invited to journey with him in those last few agonising miles to his Crucifixion. In order to prepare ourselves for this great journey, I would like to share with you sermon from the writings of St Andrew of Crete [d. 740]. It is taken from the Liturgy of the Hours for Passion Sunday, and leaves us with a tremendous insight into the significance of the these precious days that we call Holy Week and which incorporate the Easter Triduum [Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil].

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