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Feast Day In The Dioceses

Our Lady of Fatima parade blessed by pause in rain

It was a welcome pause in a week of record rainfall, but no sooner had the statue of Our Lady returned to St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney after her feast day procession did the heavens – and umbrellas – re-open. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Feast Day Pope Francis

The fullness of life is realised in Jesus: Pope 

On Divine Mercy Sunday yesterday, Pope Francis noted that the “fullness of life” comes not from the pursuit of transitory pleasure but is “realised in Jesus”. Source: CNA.

Feast Day Pope Francis

Francis celebrates Mass at military cemetery and calls for end to war

Pope Francis marked All Souls’ Day yesterday by celebrating Mass at a military cemetery in Rome, calling for an end to war and the loss of innocent lives claimed in violent conflicts. Source: Crux.

Feast Day Pope Francis Saints

Learn about the saints, be moved by their examples: Pope 

Holiness is a gift everyone receives with Baptism, and it is a journey to be made together with the help of the saints in heaven, Pope Francis said on the Feast of All Saints yesterday. Source: OSV News.

Eastern Rite Feast Day

Maronites unveil new statue of Our Lady of Lebanon

The Maronite Eparchy of Australia, New Zealand and Oceania yesterday celebrated the Feast of the Assumption with the Divine Liturgy and the unveiling of a new statue at Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral in Harris Park, western Sydney.

Feast Day In The Dioceses

Cross the centrepiece for St Mary MacKillop feast day

A 2.7m high cross made from the floorboards of the first school established by Mary MacKillop in Penola was the centrepiece of the feast day Mass for Australia’s first saint at an Adelaide parish yesterday. Source: The Southern Cross.

Employment Feast Day

St Joseph the Worker message urges action against sexual harassment

In a message for the feast of St Joseph the Worker, Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv has called for the Church’s workplaces to be “characterised by respect and freedom, by mutual esteem and kindness”. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Feast Day Pope Francis

Nothing is impossible for God, not even peace in Ukraine: Pope

Pope Francis has asked Catholics around the world to join him in entrusting to Mary “the universal desire for peace, especially for the martyred Ukraine, which is suffering so much”. Source: CNS.