Latest News from the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney

  • Homily for Mass of the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time C + Dempsey Medal
    by cathcomms on August 14, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    Earlier this morning tens of thousands of participants in the annual City2Surf race set off from just outside our cathedral. Now in its 51st year, the race has become something of an institution, drawing considerable media attention. Alongside world-class runners and wheelchair athletes are mum and dad hobbyists, work colleagues dressed as Smurfs ... The post Homily for Mass of the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time C + Dempsey Medal appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Homily for Mass of Ordination to the Priesthood + Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord
    by cathcomms on August 8, 2022 at 1:34 am

    A few weeks ago the news was awash with the first pictures from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. The giant telescope, which cost $10 billion dollars to design, build and launch, is “powerful enough to catch the heat of infrared light in the cold darkness of space, but light enough to be carried by a rocket more ... The post Homily for Mass of Ordination to the Priesthood + Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Anti-Slavery Action in the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, World Day Against Trafficking Persons
    by cathcomms on July 29, 2022 at 12:37 am

    Let me begin by commending the leadership and tireless work of the Archdiocesan Anti-Slavery Taskforce and now the Australian Catholic Anti-Slavery Network (ACAN), headed by John (“Wilberforce”) McCarthy and his dedicated team. Their engagement with various Catholic groups ... The post Anti-Slavery Action in the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, World Day Against Trafficking Persons appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Homily for Mass for the Feast of St Christopher + 70th Anniversary of the Parish
    by cathcomms on July 24, 2022 at 2:01 am

    “Lord, teach us to pray,” the disciples ask Jesus. But what does it mean to ‘pray’? Put simply, prayer is raising our heart and mind to God, mostly with a view to encounter and conversation. So Jesus begins His short course on prayer with saying: “Speak to God as Father, our heavenly holy Father.” Begin with your relationship with God ... The post Homily for Mass for the Feast of St Christopher + 70th Anniversary of the Parish appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • World Youth Day 2008 Plaque Unveiling
    by cathcomms on July 22, 2022 at 6:01 am

    Papal arrivals are big occasions. We’ve had four in Australian history, but by far the most dramatic was the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI on the Sydney 2000, rebadged Das Papstesboot, on 17 July 2008. Accompanied by Cardinals Bertone, Rylko and Pell, and the bishops of Australia, as well as excited young people from every continent and nation, the Holy Father was escorted by thousands ... The post World Youth Day 2008 Plaque Unveiling appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Homily for Mass of the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C + Dempsey Medal
    by cathcomms on July 17, 2022 at 3:51 am

    It’s a quintessential rags-to-riches tale. Having failed to land a teaching job and needing to support herself and her husband who was still studying, Betsy Sanders took a sales apprentice position in a department store for less than $2.50 an hour. Her ‘temporary’ employment with Nordstrom ended up lasting two decades, by the end of which she ... The post Homily for Mass of the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C + Dempsey Medal appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Homily for the Mass for the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C
    by cathcomms on July 10, 2022 at 4:31 am

    The Aussie writer-director Baz Luhrmann is an undeniable titan of his craft. Four of the top ten grossing Australian films of all time are by him,[i] and his latest biopic, Elvis, is well on the way to being another smash hit. His style is utterly distinct: vivid eye-catching costumes, dizzyingly fast-paced action, operatic scores, ... The post Homily for the Mass for the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Introduction to Mass of Friday 14th Week of Ordinary Time Year C + 
    by cathcomms on July 8, 2022 at 12:03 am

    Second Assembly of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, 8 July 2022 A very warm welcome to you all to St Mary’s Cathedral for our Votive Mass of Mary, Mother of the Church. As we embark on our last full day of work for the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia, we The post Introduction to Mass of Friday 14<sup>th</sup> Week of Ordinary Time Year C +  appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • EXODUS90!
    by cathcomms on July 1, 2022 at 7:26 am

    Exodus 90 is a ninety-day, Catholic program for men. It is ‘app based’ taking you through each step day by day but you can’t do it alone, fraternity is key. The main reason men make an Exodus is this: they want to grow closer to God, their spouse, children, and friends. Closer to that man The post EXODUS90! appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • STRIVE21 Program
    by cathcomms on July 1, 2022 at 7:04 am

    What Is STRIVE? STRIVE is a powerful 21-Day Porn Detox that helps men understand why they go to porn and equips them with the knowledge, tools, and accountability needed to quit porn. Equip the men in your church to live the life to which God is calling them with STRIVE. STRIVE is for Adults ages The post <b>STRIVE21 Program</b> appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.