Latest News from the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney

  • A Statement on the passing of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on May 19, 2022 at 5:45 am

    It is truly a dark day for New South Wales. I am deeply saddened that the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 has passed the NSW Parliament. The disturbing nature of this legislation is compounded by the way the debate over amendments was conducted. All amendments put forward by those who would seek to make this deadly regime ... The post A Statement on the passing of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Mass for the Fifth Sunday of Easter and Marian Day for the Vietnamese Catholic Community
    by cathcomms on May 14, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    In the feature article in today’s Sydney Morning Herard Lauren Ironmonger asks whether monogamy is dead and we are destined for multiple contemporaneous and successive primary loves?[1] She says it is the question on the mind of millennials as they navigate the perennial human ... The post <strong>Mass for the Fifth Sunday of Easter and </strong><strong>Marian Day for the Vietnamese Catholic Community</strong> appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Mass Commemorating the Bicentenary of the Laying of the Foundation Stone of St Mary’s Chapel/Cathedral, Sydney
    by cathcomms on May 8, 2022 at 12:34 am

    The great Renaissance art historian, Giorgio Vasari (1511-74), was an advocate of Graeco-Roman, Romanesque and neo-classical architecture, but no fan of the ‘French’ mediaeval aesthetic with its pointed arches, vaulted ceilings, flying buttresses ... The post Mass Commemorating the Bicentenary of the Laying of the Foundation Stone of St Mary’s Chapel/Cathedral, Sydney appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • HOMILY FOR MASS FOR BEGINNING TEACHERS FOR SYDNEY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
    by cathcomms on May 2, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    Feast of the Holy Apostles Philip and James, St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, 3 May, 2022 Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers: The Story of Success was a non-fiction smash hit.[i] It debuted at no.1 on the New York Times bestseller list, remained there for 11 weeks straight, and went on to feature on the paperback bestseller list The post HOMILY FOR MASS FOR BEGINNING TEACHERS FOR SYDNEY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Mass of the Third Sunday of Easter Year C + Paschal Eucharist for Neophytes
    by cathcomms on May 1, 2022 at 1:39 am

    Two years before he was catapulted to stardom as “Crocodile Dundee,” Paul Hogan graced American TV with an advertisement for Australian Tourism (1984).[i] He demonstrated the cheerful, laid-back demeanour of Aussies, while showcasing some of our beautiful landscapes including Sydney Harbour. The post Mass of the Third Sunday of Easter Year C + Paschal Eucharist for Neophytes appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Introduction to the Pontifical Mass of Christian Burial for Rev. Ray Weaver
    by cathcomms on April 29, 2022 at 2:26 am

    Welcome to the Church of St. Anne, Strathfield South, for the Pontifical Mass of Christian Burial for Fr Raymond John Weaver, a Priest of the Archdiocese of Sydney. Fr Ray was born in 1937, was a seminarian at St Patrick’s College Manly and was ordained to the priesthood by ... The post Introduction to the Pontifical Mass of Christian Burial for Rev. Ray Weaver appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Solemn Mass for the Feast of St Catherine of Siena + Perpetual Profession of Adriel Bernice Moniz in the Marian Community of Reconciliation (Fraternas)
    by cathcomms on April 29, 2022 at 2:20 am

    In a world with striking parallels to our own, a young woman named Caterina di Benincasa (1347-80) from Siena was called to apply her gifts in ... The post Solemn Mass for the Feast of St Catherine of Siena + Perpetual Profession of Adriel Bernice Moniz in the Marian Community of Reconciliation (Fraternas) appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • HOMILY FOR MASS FOR THE FEAST OF ST PETER CHANEL
    by cathcomms on April 28, 2022 at 3:00 am

    n the extreme sport of free-diving, competitors hold their breath unaided for as long as they can and drop to a depth of water as low as they can before resurfacing: some of you here tonight may have tried this as kids and given your mothers a fright! The king of this sport is Viennese-born Herbert Nitsch... The post HOMILY FOR MASS FOR THE FEAST OF ST PETER CHANEL appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY- Vigil Mass of ANZAC Day
    by cathcomms on April 24, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Just across the way from us, at the heart of the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park, stands what some consider to be Australia’s greatest sculpture.1 Rayner Hoff’s bronze of ‘Sacrifice’ (1930-34) is in the Hall of Silence amidst many other features created by him. At remembrance services and other times, the sculpture is the object of contemplation for staff, pilgrims and tourists. The post DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY- Vigil Mass of ANZAC Day appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Homily for the Solemn Mass of the Sunday of the Resurrection
    by cathcomms on April 17, 2022 at 12:32 am

    Simon Peter and John come running to the tomb (Jn 20:1-9). In Eugène Burnand’s impressionist painting of the incident (1898, Musée d’Orsay, Paris), it is a glorious dawn and Peter is staring ahead, hand-on-heart, finger pointing forward, face confused like a rabbit in headlights. The post Homily for the Solemn Mass of the Sunday of the Resurrection appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.