Gospel John 12:20-33 Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. 21They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, 'Sir, we wish to see Jesus.' 22Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip

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The hour has come

20-Mar-2012

BY SISTER HILDEGARD RYAN OSB It is the time of the Passover. People are coming to Jerusalem for the Passover. The most important word is "hour".  This is the culmination of His mission on earth. His "hour" has come. At the wedding feast in Cana, He

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Getting the call

20-Mar-2012

BY BISHOP DAVID WALKER Two things seem clear when God calls someone to a really important role. God usually chooses someone weak and insignificant and God calls that person to die. As a young girl Mary would not have been taught to read – young

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Are we there yet?

20-Mar-2012

BY VIRGINIA RYAN Daniel: Are we there yet?Sally: NoDaniel: Are we there yet?Sally: NoDaniel: Are we there yet?Sally: No  No you're not there yet but one day you will be and we'll say good-bye.  Being a parent is learning to say goodbye. Goodbye to

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BY SELINA VENIER Dominican Father Dom Murphy has spoken of the need for more "St Josephs", using the patron saint of fathers as "a key role model for a world that desperately needs good men". "There is a great aching heart of young men in our society,"

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BY SHARYN McCOWEN Education is a family business for John Couani, who, in 2011, became the first lay principal of St Pius X College, Chatswood.  John’s wife, Maree is assistant principal of St Paul of the Cross, Dulwich Hill, and two of

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BY AMANDA JACKSON Ever since the global financial crisis, people have been questioning whether money equals happiness. For years we were told that economic growth was vital for our well-being and the best way to help keep the economic engine healthy was

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BY MONSIGNOR DAVID CAPPO What is the future for the Church? A remnant on the sidelines of society or a vibrant people of God engaged in life and the community? Australia continues to grow as a secular society. Secularism seems to be deep in the

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BY FOXNEWS Some experts believe a higher moral standard to be the one of the reasons behind US private and Catholic schools excelling over public schools, reports FoxNews. FULL ARTICLE: Catholic Schools Outperforming Many Public School Counterparts

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BY FATHER PETER MALONE Hugo. Starring Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ray Winstone, Jude Law and Christopher Lee. Directed by Martin Scorsese. 127 minutes. PG (mild themes). Fans wondered when they heard that Martin

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A farewell

13-Mar-2012

Dear friends, We welcome you to the Faith Project and hope that you enjoy the opportunity to be involved and informed about your critical role in the on going faith of your family. Brother Tony Whelan cfc (pictured), last religious brother or sister as

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BY FATHER JOHN FRAUENFELDER A group of friends had been discussing the times they prayed - in church, before meals, on the eve of surgery. Some people, it was noted, pray before they play bingo or buy a Lotto ticket.  It was then that Sister Karen

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A Catholic kit

13-Mar-2012

BY VIRGINIA RYAN Sometimes a good idea just pops into your email box unexpectedly. On Monday morning I received an email titled A Catholic Kit. What is a Catholic Kit?  Frank Cohen, principal of St John’s Catholic primary school in Woy Woy

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Gospel: John 3:14-21 Jesus said to Nicodemus: 'And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. 16For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so

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BY BISHOP DAVID WALKER Being a parent today is hard work because of financial pressures and the expectations of society. No longer is it enough to raise healthy, happy, and holy children; now they all must be junior Einsteins, pint-sized Victoria

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BY JAKE MARTIN “Mr Martin, why would you wanna be a priest when you could be a comedian, and have all that money and be famous?” asks Ricky. (Ricky is one of the freshmen in my sixth period theology class. He likes to cause diversions. He

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BY GREG WHITBY The release of the Gonski panel’s report into school funding highlighted the need to focus our resources and energies where its most needed: quality teaching and teachers. Last week I had the wonderful opportunity of visiting

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BY CATHOLIC ONLINE Parents play a crucial role as lead characters in their children’s real-life video, teaching by the words they choose, the actions they take, the expressions on their faces, the time they spend with family and the tone of

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BY C. HOWE & M. STEVENSON This video has to rate as one of the most challenging and rewarding to date.  In July 2009, our principal joined us in interviewing small groups of kids on what Catholicism means to them.  The result was a

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BY PETER W. SHEEHAN EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE: Roadshow Films. Out February 23rd. 2012. Starring: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, Max von Sydow, Viola Davis, Jeffrey Wright, Zoe Caldwell, and John Goodman. Directed by Stephen Daldry.

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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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