On this day we thank God for His Son, Jesus, who died and rose for us. We celebrate and sing "Alleluia." Let's try to keep the joy of this Easter season in our hearts throughout the year! Pray daily and listen for how He is calling each of us to joyfully use our gifts to fulfill His salvation plan. (Think of what is above, and not what is on earth." - COLOSSIANS 3:2)

Wishing you and your Family a Blessed Easter.

Fr Barry Tobin PE

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Pastoral Corner

The world in which we live, so often shows signs of gloom and doom. Talk Back radio, lyrics of songs sung by rap singers and heavy metal bands, and movie scripts that do nothing to uplift the human spirit. The present coronavirus is another universal fear. The absence of joy is so prevalent.

In contrast to all this we have the various readings of our Easter ceremonies which exude joy, hope and confidence. Especially that lovely line in Genesis which has God saying after completing His work of creation: "God saw all He had made, and indeed it was very good."

Easter reminds us to lift up our hearts. Every cloud does have a silver lining. The trials of today are not forever and we can all play a part of building a better tomorrow.

People endure their own Calvary but Easter reminds us that after the Cross came the Resurrection. No matter what sadness may engulf us now a new dawn will come. Light and joy will be ours again if not in this life, then certainly in the next.

The Lord has indeed risen, Alleluia. Glory and kingship be His for ever and ever.

In Christ,
Fr Barry Tobin PE

Mass During Holy Week

On Good Friday, Solemn Commemoration of the Lord's Passion will be live on Channel 7 at 3.00pm from St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney.

Masses are also going to be televised on Channel C31 (Channel 44 digital) as well as live streamed from St Patrick's Cathedral.

Mass Online

Parish Corner

Parish Corner

This weekend the Easter Triduum will be celebrated in a way that none of us have ever experienced before. Not being able to come together with my friend and my faith community to celebrate the most important feast of the year is a great heartache but important sacrifice.

It is very good, but different, to watch Fr Barry saying the Mass via the internet. Feeling part of the Mass has not been easy but to help feel the connection that is missing from a physical presence it has been suggested that we keep our normal habits for attending the Mass.

Dress like you would if you were going to Mass,Prepare the room with a candle and cross or a...

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Online Resources

  • Easter Triduum Resources from the Archdiocese of Melbourne
  • Universalis
    This site does all the calendar calculations for you, and presents you with the Psalms and readings for each hour of today, every day. As well as the Web, Universalis content is also available on smart devices.
  • Vatican News
    Visit Vatican News for all the latest updates on Pope Francis, the Holy See and the Church in the World.
  • Formed.org
    Formed.org is "Catholic Faith On Demand". Formed.org gives you access to Catholic movies, entertainment, children's programs, audiobooks, radio talks, podcasts, studies and much more! It's all at your fingertips!
  • Prayers during Coronavirus
    Spiritual Communion Prayer, Prayer cards and Pope Francis' Prayer to Mary during the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • Divine Mercy Novena
    Many people find the Divine Mercy Novena to be a helpful devotion that brings them closer to God. It consists of a series of short prayers beginning on Good Friday, prayed for nine days leading up to Divine Mercy Sunday.

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