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Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.  And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth

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The face of God

29-May-2012

BY SR HILDEGARD RYAN Sunday June 3rd 2012,  is the SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY. The Gospel Verse is adapted from Apocalypse 1:8.  GLORY TO THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT: TO GOD WHO IS, WHO WAS, AND WHO IS TO

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BY REV DR JOHN FRAUENFELDER An English writer and retreat leader, Margaret Silf, wrote in America about a plane trip she tool from Glasgow to Dubai. When she boarded the flight she found herself, to her dismay, sitting across from a young mother and

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BY DR CARMEL BENDON DAVIS It was cold, even for July. The sky was an icy blue, the sun’s rays useless on this winter’s afternoon. A few clouds braved the cold sky, some of them clustering as if for warmth in a fluffy clump.   “Is

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BY JEAN EDWARDS School principals and parents are being warned against a boycott of the annual national numeracy and literacy tests. More than one million students in years three, five, seven and nine will start sitting the NAPLAN tests, which are now

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Last March, Newcastle’s Merewether Beach hosted the 27th Surfest event. The drawcard for most of the world ranked surfers was the presence of four times world surfing champion Mark Richards. Even if the beach isn’t your preferred

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BY ROSS CAMERON The strike by NSW Teachers recently is an important moment in the life of the O'Farrell administration. Any government can do the easy things - writing press releases, announcing inquiries, changing the names of departments. The test is

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BY KAYA OAKES He ushers me into a side room and closes the door behind us. Italian, maybe in his mid-thirties, he has blond hair, big blue eyes, and round cheeks that seem to constantly flush red. This combination makes me think of the face of a

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Musician Amanda McKenna performs “Take the world away”, her tribute song to St Mary MacKillop. She explains to the community at St Vincent's, Redfern how she came to write the song. FULL ARTICLE: A love song dedicated to Mary MacKillop -

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Students at Mary MacKillop Primary, Penrith South, know Darren McErlain as their teacher. However this month Darren is making a name for himself in the literary world, launching his new book of poems, Totally Random Poems for Kids. Designed to link in

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John 20:19-23 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you."20After he said this, he showed

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BY SR HILDEGARDE RYAN OSB Sunday, May 27th, 2012 is Pentecost Sunday and the beginning of our Year of Grace. The Gospel Verse is the traditional prayer for the coming of the Holy Spirit:  COME HOLY SPIRIT, FILL THE HEARTS OF YOUR FAITHFUL AND KINDLE

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BY SR HILDEGARD RYAN OSB This text (John 15:26-27 and 16:12-15) recounts the event which happened on the 50th day after Easter.  The 50th day is what the word “Pentecost” means. It was the name given to the Jewish Feast of Weeks,

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BY REV DR JOHN FRAUENFELDER They met at a party. Maria was a third-generation university student from an Italian/Irish family and he was a doctoral student from Iran. Despite their differences in just about everything, they fell in love and married. That

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The Catholic Education Office of the Archdiocese of Sydney welcomed some of the Federal Government’s 2012 budget measures for education. These include the $2.1b for families under the Schoolkids Bonus scheme, which replaces the current Education Tax

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A woman of words

15-May-2012

BY FR EDMUND CAMPION Sr Margaret Press RSJ knew death was near when she began to lose her words. “I’m losing my words”, she told her friends; and they too knew what this meant.  She had always been a word woman. Her facility

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BY FR JOHN COLEMAN SJ I recently saw the excellent documentary film, Bully, which I found both quite absorbing and equally disturbing.  It tells the stories of several victims of bullying, mostly in rural school settings.  What about the

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BY ANN RENNIE When we’re doing what God wants us to do, we know it at the depths of our being.  Sometimes when the phone rings the last thing I want to do is answer it. Why is someone calling me now, right on dinner, when I’m

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Even though Hildegard of Bingen was already on  the list of Catholic saints, she had not been officially canonised. So to remove all doubt,  Benedict XVI  extended the liturgical cult of St Hildegard of Bingen, to the Universal Church, which

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BY PETER W. SHEEHAN   LA DELICATESSE (Delicacy). Starring: Audrey Tautou, Francois Damiens, Pio Marmai, and Bruno Todeschini, Directed by David Foenkinos, and Stephane Foenkinos. Rated M (Coarse language). 105 min. This sub-titled French film is

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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

Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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