Good Friday's despair is Easter Sunday's hope

Christians await the light of the Resurrection (Dreamstime)

Catholic leaders from across Australia have shared their Easter messages with the faithful. The messages explore themes of the darkness of Christ's tomb and the light of the Resurrection.

The despair felt over recent world tragedies and events are canvassed, counterbalanced with the overall hope that belief in God and the Resurrection brings.

Many bishops have chosen to record video messages, along with a traditional written message.

Adelaide

Archbishop Philip Wilson's Easter Message 2017

Brisbane

Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge's Easter Message 2017

Broken Bay

Bishop Peter Comensoli's Easter Message 2017

Broome

Bishop Christopher Saunders' Easter Message 2017

Bunbury

Bishop Gerard Holohan's Easter Message 2017

Canberra

Archbishop Christopher Prowse's Easter Message 2017

Geraldton

Bishop Justini Bianchini's Easter Message 2017

Hobart

Archbishop Julian Porteous's Easter Message 2017

Maitland-Newcastle

Bishop Bill Wright's Easter Message 2017

Maronite

Bishop Antoine Charbel Tarabay's Easter Message 2017

Melbourne

Archbishop Denis Hart's Easter Message 2017

Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross

Ordinary Msgr Harry Entwistle's Easter Message 2017

Parramatta

Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv.'s Easter Message 2017

Perth

Archbishop Tim Costelloe SDB's Easter Message 2017

Sandhurst

Bishop Les Tomlinson's Easter Message 2017

Sydney

Archbishop Anthony Fisher's Easter Message 2017

Townsville

Bishop Elect Tim Harris's Easter Message 2017

Diocesan Administrator Fr Michael Lowcock's Easter Message 2017

Wollongong

Bishop Peter Ingham’s Easter Message 2017

Easter Messages from other organisations

Catholic Mission

Fr Brian Lucas' Easter Message 2017

National Council of Churches

Christian leaders' Easter Messages 2017

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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