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  • HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMN MASS OF PENTECOST (YEAR B) + ADULT CONFIRMATIONS
    by cathcomms on May 18, 2024 at 11:00 pm

    Around 1600 Doménikos Theotok/ópoulos—known as El Greco—painted his Pentecost, now in the Prado in Madrid. Born in Crete, where he studied Byzantine iconography, he honed his skills at the feet of the master Titian, while imitating the likes of Michelangelo, Raphael and Tintoretto. Yet he had his own distinctive style, with tortuously elongated figures and phantasmagorical pigmentation... The post HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMN MASS OF PENTECOST (YEAR B) + ADULT CONFIRMATIONS appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Bishop Ingham’s memories of Newtown
    by cathcomms on May 17, 2024 at 11:34 pm

    I was ordained a priest on 18 July 1964 and having completed the seminary at the end of that year, began as assistant priest at St Joseph’s Catholic Parish, Rosebery. After only 14 months there, I was moved to St Joseph’s Catholic Parish, Newtown, in March 1966 to replace Fr Richard Synnott who needed to The post Bishop Ingham’s memories of Newtown appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Sydney Catholic Schools’ survey of religious attitudes and practices – what has it revealed?
    by cathcomms on May 16, 2024 at 3:10 am

    Director of the Mission and Identity Directorate at Sydney Catholic Schools Anthony Cleary Proposed changes to the 2026 national census are a cause of concern. Specifically, the modification of the question relating to religious affiliation could result in indecipherable and ambiguous responses and a lowering of the response rate. The proposed format also makes a The post Sydney Catholic Schools’ survey of religious attitudes and practices – what has it revealed? appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • A Bishop who led by joy
    by cathcomms on May 15, 2024 at 3:56 am

    Bishop Ingham. Photo: Supplied. Homily for the requiem Mass for most Rev. Peter Ingham. Given at St Mary’s Cathedral on 8 May 2023. I was there when Bishop Peter Ingham, during an ad limina visit of all the Bishops of Australia to Rome, asked one of the gloriously dressed Vatican soldiers what country he was The post A Bishop who led by joy appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Students set to raise voices for Corpus Christi
    by cathcomms on May 15, 2024 at 1:58 am

    Giovanni Portelli Photography © 2023 It has been called the highest art form in the church and on 2 June, Sydney’s mother church will again echo with sacred, centuries-old Gregorian chant music, following the annual Walk with Christ procession. The many thousands of faithful expected to pack St Mary’s Cathedral after the Walk with Christ The post Students set to raise voices for Corpus Christi appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Bridget’s rosary crusade returns for May 2024
    by cathcomms on May 14, 2024 at 3:06 am

    Gary Fagan (secretary), Christine Fagan (vice-president) of the Legion of Mary Inner West Curia, Fr Ben Saliba and Bridget Sakr. Photo: Bridget Sakr/Tally Sydney Catholic Bridget Sakr is continuing her rosary crusade in May 2024 with the backing of a familiar face. After 6,000 people signed on to pray the rosary in 2023, the president The post Bridget’s rosary crusade returns for May 2024 appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Our Lady of Fatima procession draws thousands to St Mary’s Cathedral
    by cathcomms on May 13, 2024 at 4:35 am

    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 after her feast day procession did the heavens, and umbrellas, re-open. Around 2,000 attendees scattered to escape the torrents which began the moment the procession concluded, with some exclaiming the The post Our Lady of Fatima procession draws thousands to St Mary’s Cathedral appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Corny dad jokes and compassion: Sydney farewells Bishop Peter Ingham
    by cathcomms on May 9, 2024 at 2:17 am

    Archbishop Fisher, Bishop Umbers and fellow clergymen honouring the late Bishop Ingham. Photo: Patrick Lee Former auxiliary bishop of Sydney and fourth bishop of Wollongong Peter Ingham has been farewelled with a requiem Mass in St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney. In his homily, the main celebrant Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP spoke warmly of the archdiocese’s The post Corny dad jokes and compassion: Sydney farewells Bishop Peter Ingham appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • HOMILY FOR THE REQUIEM MASS FOR MOST REV. PETER INGHAM
    by cathcomms on May 8, 2024 at 11:00 am

    I was there when Bishop Peter Ingham, during an Ad limina visit of all the Bishops of Australia to Rome, asked one of the gloriously dressed Vatican soldiers what country he was from. “Switzerland,” the guarded guard answered. “Switzerland?” Peter said, “I didn’t know there were Catholics in Switzerland.” Then he asked another of the guards, “And what country are you from?” “Switzerland,” the puzzled youth answered, to which the elderly Australian bishop responded... The post HOMILY FOR THE REQUIEM MASS FOR MOST REV. PETER INGHAM appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Thousands set to take to the streets as procession season sweeps Sydney
    by cathcomms on May 7, 2024 at 11:42 pm

    As winter looms and the temperature drops, procession season heats up, with Sydney gearing up for the incredible sight of thousands of Catholic faithful taking to the streets. Over the next four weeks, an estimated 20,000 believers will gather for two major processions—for the feasts of Our Lady of Fatima and Corpus Christi. Numbers continue The post Thousands set to take to the streets as procession season sweeps Sydney appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.