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11 February 2020 “Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened,and I will give you rest” (Mt 11:28) Dear brothers and sisters, 1. Jesus’ words, “Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest” (Mt 11:28) point to the mysterious path of grace that is revealed to the simple … Continue reading MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE XXVIII WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 2020

By Marilyn Rodrigues -February 1, 2020 | Reading Time: 4 minutes Catholics from across Sydney gathered to welcome the relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux and her parents Sts Zélie and Louis Martin to St Mary’s Cathedral on 1 February. At the expected arrival time of 4.30pm two WN Bull hearses pulled up to the cathedral steps which were lined … Continue reading Love, prayers as St Mary’s honours saints

By Peter Rosengren -August 3, 2019 ShareReading Time: 7 minutes On a cold, bright late Winter morning today Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP filed into St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney accompanied by 138 priests; by the time he processed out, that number had grown to 145. As Sydneysiders strolled through Hyde Park’s leafy, picturesque grounds just across the road, and with … Continue reading Seven new Sydney priests underscore a Church that’s truly alive

SUMNER HOUSE – HOUSE OF DISCERNMENT FOR MEN A hundred and eighty three years to the day after the first Catholic priest was ordained in Australia, a house of vocational discernment named in his honour was officially opened and blessed in Sydney. Sumner House in Lidcombe, a residential home for young men discerning their vocation, … Continue reading A place for young men to hear the still, small voice of God