Gospel: Mark 4:26-34 Jesus said to the crowds: "The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28The earth produces of itself, first

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Sunday, June 17, 2012, is the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B.   Lectio:  Read the Gospel text from Mark 4:26-34. Read it slowly and reflectively, and maybe a second time.  Try to read aloud rather than with the mind.  Listen

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BY FR RON ROLHEISER A friend of mine jokingly says that when she dies she wants this epitaph on her gravestone: There was always something! And there always is! All of us appreciate her frustration. Invariably, there's always something, big or small, that

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Sandpit ethics

12-Jun-2012

BY MARYANN CUSIMANO LOVE For our youngest daughter’s birthday, our family built a sandpit.  Digging for treasure is one of the kids’ favourite games. Whether they are playing pirates or prospectors, the kids love digging up shiny rocks

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BY ROBIN WILLIAMS Archbishop Mark Coleridge may have only just completed his first official week as leader of the Church in Brisbane but already his passion for Catholic schools and their role in the Church was evident. During his first non-liturgical

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BY KIRI GROENEVELD Why does everything happen at once? Ask any teenager and they'll tell you: yes, everything happens at once. Assignments, exams, getting the flu, sporting finals, music lessons, birthdays, driving tests, formals, I could go on. There's

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BY PHIL FOX ROSE Gossip seems like the main form of entertainment these days.  We’re bombarded with the ups and downs, the personal embarrassments, of entertainers, politicians, and a whole swath of people on pseudo-reality shows whose only

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BY ANN RENNIE I loved school. I loved my school, in particular, the school that saw me through from six-year old prep to 18-year old prefect. This was one of the places I learned to be me, to make life-long friends, to build my faith, to believe that the

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Former TV reporter and newsreader Emma Rossi tells the Church how to make the most of Facebook and other social media. “There’s a wonderful opportunity for the Church, in particular for Facebook with its huge audience of under 35 year olds.

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BY FR RICHARD LEONARD SJ   The Way. Starring Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Yorick van Wageningen, Deborah Kara Unger, James Nesbitt. Written and directed by Emilio Estevez. 123 minutes. Rated PG (Mild themes, drug use and coarse language). Ever

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This is my body

05-Jun-2012

Gospel                       Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, his disciples said

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BY SR HILDEGARD RYAN OSB Sunday, June 10th, 2012, is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). Lectio:  The Gospel Verse is taken from John 6:51-52.  I AM THE LIVING BREAD FROM HEAVEN, SAYS THE LORD.  WHOEVER

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BY PATRICIA SANCHEZ A litany to help you reflect on the Feast of the Most Body and Blood of Christ Body and Blood of Christ, incarnate Word of God, come to live among us. . . Amen! Body and Blood of Christ, broken and poured out for the salvation of

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BY REV DR JOHN FRAUENFELDER Stories such as this we’ve heard many times. But let me share with you one of these stories as I recall it from a story told by Jeanne Hunt (Everyday Catholic, July 2011). John and Carina had a great marriage and from all

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Throughout May, a group of teachers from three Catholic secondary schools in Parramatta Diocese have attended three days of Youth Mental Health First Aid training at Blacktown Hospital. Mental Health First Aid TM (MHFA) is a national non profit training

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BY SELINA VENIER There are many "constants" in Aime Culpeper's life. with a desire to seek the Lord and carry out His will perhaps the most obvious of them. "I am someone who continuously asks God, 'Why am I here? What do You want me to do here?' and 'How

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BY JONATHAN DOYLE One of my favourite speakers has the great line, “You don’t need a great idea. You just need a good idea that you are prepared to use.”  Over the years I have learned that most of the time all it takes to change an

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BY CATHERINE ANDERSON Jean Vanier was the son of a 19th Governor General of Canada. His life led him into the navy, then in 1962 he defended his Doctoral thesis, ‘Happiness as Principle and End of Aristotelian Ethics.’  In Kathryn

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BY ANNIE REUTER I had not been to confession in 10 years. It´s not that I refuse to go, it´s just something I never thought too much about. One of the many events on the World Youth Day schedule included the Festival of Forgiveness, a section

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Success and Dyslexia is a unique, evidence-based program that assists all upper primary students, but especially those with dyslexia, to increase their ability to take control of and cope well with the problems that occur in their lives.  Because

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Mass on Demand

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

Mass Online

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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Daily Prayer

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