In celebrating the Eucharist, we are celebrating, and being drawn into, the great mystery of our salvation, said Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, in a Pastoral Letter published Tuesday 16 August.
The Pastoral Letter addressed the whole Perth Catholic community, focusing on what it means for us to be a Christ-centred Church which is prayerful and Eucharistic.
The majority of a new letter from Pope Francis focuses on helping Catholics learn to recognise and be astounded by the great gift of the Mass and the Eucharist and how it is not simply a weekly “staging” or “representation” of the Last Supper but truly allows people of all times and all places to encounter the crucified and risen Lord and to eat his body and drink his blood.
In his 2022 Pastoral Letter for Lent, Bunbury Bishop Gerard Holohan has said Lent is the springtime of the Christian life.
“As we seek to renew our efforts to nurture the divine life within ‘to the full’, Christ-like inner beauty emerges,” he said.
With a history dating back to 1963, expressions of interest for the sale of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Yuna and associated 1.2ha land are now being sought from the public. By Amanda Murthy.
On the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ Pope Francis said that the church of the perfect and pure is a room where there isn’t a place for anyone; the church with open doors that celebrates around Christ is, on the other hand, a large hall where everyone, the righteous and sinners, can enter. By Carol Glatz/CNS.
Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB celebrated Maundy Thursday, or the Mass of the Last Supper on Thursday, 1 April 2021 at St Mary’s Cathedral. In his homily, the Perth Archbishop accentuated Jesus Christ’s “perfect love”, as demonstrated in his extraordinary gesture of washing his disciples’ feet. By Matthew Lau.
Ahead of Lent, the faithful gathered at Saint Mary’s Cathedral on 16 February for an evening of prayer and healing of mind, body and spirit. Catholic evangelist Alan Ames shared his experiences and led a healing talk while encouraging those present to ‘open their hearts to Jesus.’
Father Frank O’Dea SSS looks at how the Eucharist developed and what it might mean for Catholics today. This is the second piece following on from last week’s feature. This article is based on a chapter from a book by Fr O’Dea titled Eucharist the Basic Spirituality.
The disciples were devastated at the death of Jesus but were greatly comforted and encouraged by His appearances after His resurrection when he ate and drank with them.