More than 100 young adults are this weekend expected to virtually attend the Sacramentum conference, organised by Catholic Youth Ministry Perth (CYM). However, this time, from their homes, and at no cost.
Written in 1994, for the Year of the Family, Gratissimam Sane was a heartfelt appeal by the then Holy Father, now Saint John Paul II, to demonstrate that among the many possible paths of people’s daily pilgrimage, the family is the first and most important.
Parish Priest Fr Vinh Dong and Deacon Joseph Laundy welcomed more than 350 parishioners for the occasion, which also marked three years since the commencement of the parish, with the proposed new Church building to be named after the former Pontiff and now Saint. By Jamie O’Brien.
In reading the recently released In God’s Hands: The Spiritual Diaries of John Paul II, it would be normal to question one’s worthiness in having the opportunity to gain such an insight into one of the greatest minds the Catholic Church has seen.
When Jolimont resident Peter Saunders looks back at Pope (now Saint) John Paul II’s tour of Australia more than 30 years ago, what he remembers most prominently is the generosity and support which the Western Australian community provided to him as State Director of the visit.
Today we remember the visit of Saint John Paull II to Alice Springs 30 years ago. His words to the Aboriginal People still ring out around Australia: The Church in Australia herself will not be fully the Church that Jesus wants her to be until you have made your contribution to her life and until that contribution has been joyfully received by others.
Pope Francis has last weekend quoted St John Paul II’s reference to the Armenian slaughter as ‘genocide’.
The example St John Paul II gave the world is still alive and many people continue to be inspired by his faith, passion and joy, Pope Francis said.
“You must continue to be the face of Christ for others”, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB told more than 100 members and friends of the Voice of the Voiceless (VoV) Ministry on February 22.