August 28, 2019

The Seal of the Confessional Part II

The Jesuit priest and lawyer, Fr Frank Brennan SJ, has written on this matter stating that “the abolition of the legal protection of the seal…

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August 28, 2019

The Seal of the Confessional

Over the weeks ahead, our state politicians will be debating legislation that seeks to extend the obligation of mandatory reporting to Ministers of Religion. This…

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July 26, 2019

Confirmation and The Call to Evangelisation

A group of our Year Six students are now preparing for Confirmation. Confirmation is the final Sacrament of Initiation; through Confirmation, these students will become…

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July 25, 2019

Alpha Encounters Part II.

and we sat down in our groups and started to get to know each other. Then we watched the first video, led by Nicky Gumbel…

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June 25, 2019

Finding the Way Part II

“Pilgrimages, a sign of the condition of the disciples of Christ in this world, have always held an important place in the life of Christians…

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June 20, 2019

Finding the Way

"To go on pilgrimage is not simply to visit a place to admire its treasures of nature, art or history. To go on pilgrimage really…

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June 20, 2019

The Man and the Movement

On the fourth of July, 1925, a young man died in Turin, Italy. While his death at the age of 24 was a shock to…

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May 29, 2019

Rumbling with Russians & the Love of God

Ten years ago I was trekking through Russia, 10,500km into a 15,600km walk around the world praying for unity when two drunken men attacked me…

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May 29, 2019

Three Points of Contact

Those working on ladders are encouraged to maintain three points of contact at all times when climbing. This is a fundamental principle of workplace safety…

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May 28, 2019

St Vincent De Paul

THANK YOU for the wonderful response to our ST VINNIES winter appeal which raised $2319. This money will be used to assist the families we…

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May 27, 2019

Solidarity, Empowerment, Love.

Our life is full of milestones. Sometimes we celebrate birthdays, other times achievements and even sacraments. These moments make us smile, feel loved and most…

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May 01, 2019

A sacrament of love, a sign of unity

Reflecting on the past few weeks, when we took part in the celebration of the Easter Triduum, we immersed our senses in the beauty and…

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May 01, 2019

Easter Greetings

Happy Easter, friends in Christ. Happy Easter in the name of Jesus, the Risen One. When Jesus appeared among his friends after the Resurrection, the…

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May 01, 2019

Australian, Young and Catholic!

My first experience of an Australian Catholic Youth Festival was one filled with joy. I remember watching a video at the first plenary of the…

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May 01, 2019

Politics at the service of Peace (Part Two)

We recognise these as just two examples of the contribution politicians can make to the common good. We also welcome the continued bipartisan commitment to…

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May 01, 2019

Politics in Service of Peace

A STATEMENT BY THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS OF AUSTRALIA FOR THE 2019 FEDERAL ELECTION Christian faith is not a private matter. It shapes how we live…

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April 24, 2019

Our Commitment to End-of-Life Care

On 29 November 2017, the Victorian Parliament passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017. This Act enables Victorians who are suffering and who meet certain…

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April 04, 2019

Alpha, only the beginning.

"For me, the Alpha was less a moment of major conversion and more an experience of being welcomed, invited in, and made to feel at…

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March 27, 2019

How do we talk about Jesus’ Death with children?

The idea that Lent is coming to an end and we will be soon celebrating Easter is exciting! Easter Sunday is such a joy, but…

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March 25, 2019

Blessed Is She

It can be hard to find time to renew your faith and inspire your spirit. As a busy woman, you’re probably used to being pulled…

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March 25, 2019

Parishioners' Luncheon

Holy Family's Parishioners' Luncheons are a long-standing tradition within the Parish community. Hosted four times annually by a generous group of volunteers they provide a…

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February 27, 2019

Verso L'alto

Being young and Catholic is not always the easiest thing. Often you find yourself being challenged by workmates, friends or those at Uni and can…

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February 27, 2019

Alpha, don't miss it!

"It doesn't matter if you consider yourself a listener or sharer, you can't help but be extended and challenged." Parishioner Lea Allen reflects on her…

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February 27, 2019

The Sacrament of Conversion

As we enter into the season of Lent, it is important to reflect on the significance and necessity of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Lent is…

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February 21, 2019

A Bright Future at Holy Family

On Wednesday 21st of February over 130 parishioners came together for our Parish Dinner entitled Food, Faith, and the Future. The evening was a fantastic…

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February 21, 2019

Congratulations and God bless Joe.

On Sunday 17th February a Joseph Schafer entered Corpus Christi College the regional Seminary for Victoria and Tasmania to commence studies for the Priesthood with…

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January 23, 2019

From Maintenance to Mission

The Church must step outside herself. Jesus tells us: “Go into all the world! Go! Preach! Bear witness to the Gospel!” Pope Francis Pope Francis…

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December 05, 2018

Evangelisation & Catechesis

Hello, my name is Kari Quist. I recently graduated from the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family with a Master’s degree in Theology…

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December 05, 2018

Youth Ministry

Hi, My name is Joe, and I am the new Youth Ministry Coordinator at Holy Family. Before starting at Holy Family, I was involved in…

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