TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Renewing our communities IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Renewing our communities

November 12, 2019 Brendon Mannyx

On Sunday, 10th November, St Joseph’s Parish Toronto came together to celebrate as one community, with their new Mass time of 9am on Sunday morning. The decision to move to one celebration came after two years of discussion, prayer and discernment, specifically asking the question, ‘Is it good for us to be together as one community?’

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Listening with the ear of the heart IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Listening with the ear of the heart

November 05, 2019 Teresa Brierley

November is upon us and the month of the Holy Souls, in which we remember those who have died, and we pray for them, in order to move them more fully into the presence of God.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Sadness and hope IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Sadness and hope

October 29, 2019 Teresa Brierley

The end of October is upon us with the weather heating up and the drought still with us. The barrenness of some of our countryside was evident to me as I drove around much of our diocese in the past week, continuing my visit to parishes in order to speak with parish leaders and some of the members of their advisory councils, about the Plenary Council’s listening and discernment process, and our own Diocesan Synod, as well as other areas of pastoral life.

TUESDAY WITH TERESA: Our life is a mission IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAY WITH TERESA: Our life is a mission

October 22, 2019 Teresa Brierley

Once again I write this message on a Sunday evening and I am conscious that on this, the 20th Day of October, it is World Mission Day in this Extraordinary Mission Month, which was proclaimed by Pope Francis for the centenary of the promulgation of the Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud by Pope Benedict XV, on the activity of missionaries in the world.

TUESDAY WITH TERESA: Share your voice IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAY WITH TERESA: Share your voice

October 15, 2019 Teresa Brierley

Thanks to Helen Belcher for her message to you last week about the Plenary Council and our own Diocesan Synod. I trust by now that you are aware of both, and are keen to be involved. Some of our parishes are inviting people to engage in the Plenary Council Listening and Discernment process before Christmas, while others are going to wait until February. It is important that as many of you as possible respond to the process at a national, diocesan and parish level. We are attempting to ‘Listen to what the Spirit is saying’.

Listen and discern IMAGE Opinion & Comment

Listen and discern

October 08, 2019 Helen Belcher

On the 8 August, the feast of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, Bishop Bill convoked a diocesan synod. We are preparing for the first session of the Plenary Council to be held in October 2020. Truly this is a remarkable time for both the Church in our Diocese but also the Australian Church and I dare say even for the universal Church. Whilst some are cynical, and probably not without good reason, there is also reason for hope.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Catholicism in the Digital Age IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Catholicism in the Digital Age

October 01, 2019 Teresa Brierley

The Journey, a Catholic Program, is broadcast each Sunday night on Rhema FM 99.7 at 6.30pm. It is a work of the Diocese of Wollongong, undertaken in partnership with Pulse 94.1FM Wollongong, and aired on a growing number of Christian radio stations around Australia.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Care for our Earth IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Care for our Earth

September 24, 2019 Teresa Brierley

How wonderful it is to see, feel and smell that spring has arrived. From 1 September to 4 October, Christians around the world are praying and caring for creation. It’s the “Season of Creation”. The beginning and the end date of Season of Creation are linked with the concern for creation in the Eastern and the Western traditions of Christianity, respectively.