ANZAC parallels with the Easter story
|An Australian soldier carries a wounded comrade during the Gallipoli campaign in 1915.|
From Very Rev Fr Peter G Williams, Diocesan Administrator, Catholic Outlook April
The story of ANZAC, whether our families were directly connected or not, is part of our national story and is in the common possession of all Australians, no matter their origin. Needless to say there are parallels with the Easter story – self-sacrifice for the lives of others, extraordinary acts of courage and strength, and triumph through death.
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Watch Very Rev Peter G Williams’ Easter Video Message
Mass of the Holy Chrism
|Blessing of the Oils ... Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Parramatta, Most Rev Kevin Manning DD. Photography: Alphonsus Fok|
From the Chrism Mass Homily of Diocesan Administrator, Very Rev Peter G Williams, St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta, Wednesday 1 April 2015
This liturgical moment in the life of the local Church is special – for there is no other occasion in the year . . . when the local Church of Parramatta is revealed – the baptised represented by parishes, chaplaincies and agencies – with the college of deacons, the presbyterium and the bishop in the Cathedral church reminds us of who we are.
Go to Fr Williams’ Chrism Mass Homily
Go to Chrism Mass 2015 Photo Gallery
Palm Sunday 2015 & World Youth Day 2016 launch
The Palm Sunday 2015 Procession, Mass & Launch of WYD Krakow 2016 pilgrimages was celebrated at St Patrick’s Cathedral on 29 March.
Go to Parramatta-Holroyd News Story
Go to Palm Sunday & World Youth Day launch photo gallery
Visit the new Catholic Diocese of Parramatta WYD Krakow 2016 site
We can be heroes
|It’s not all work and no play: Joe Murphy and fellow seminarians from Holy Spirit Seminary take on seminarians from the Neocatechumenal Way in a soccer friendly. Photography: Alphonsus Fok|
By Elizabeth Scully, Catholic Outlook April 2015
Joe Murphy, 23, is a key player in the Holy Spirit Seminary soccer team. Yet Joe doesn’t list the likes of Tim Cahill or Tomi Juric among his heroes.
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