TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Returning home IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Returning home

August 13, 2019 Teresa Brierley

Thank you to Helene O’Neill and Louise Gannon for taking the time to write the Tuesday’s with Teresa column over the past two weeks. I had arranged some occasional writers at the beginning of the year, so as to feature their thoughts about different aspects of diocesan life.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Religious Life - Different and the same, Sister and Brother to all IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Religious Life - Different and the same, Sister and Brother to all

August 06, 2019 Louise Gannon rsj

Earlier in the year I was asked to write something about Religious Life. The week when we celebrate St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and St Dominic seems apt, so here goes.

HAPPY DAYS WITH HELENE: Chaplaincy IMAGE Opinion & Comment

HAPPY DAYS WITH HELENE: Chaplaincy

July 30, 2019 Helene O'Neill

Last Friday I enjoyed my day at the annual Chaplains get together as we gathered on Wangi shores with Bishop Bill and Teresa Brierley to share experiences, enjoy each other’s company, partake in some hospitality and celebrate Mass together. There were 11 of us present (just missed out by 1 of the chosen 12 but disciples nonetheless).

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Remaining students of history IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Remaining students of history

July 23, 2019 Teresa Brierley

As part of this week’s message, I will break open with you the sixth of the Plenary Council themes:

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: One family in Christ IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: One family in Christ

July 16, 2019 Teresa Brierley

This week, our eldest grandchild has just turned 13, while our youngest grandson celebrated his first birthday on 15 July, and another turns 10 on 16 July. So, our weekend was spent travelling to the Gold Coast to celebrate with our family. I think this family ‘stuff’ aligns nicely with the theme for the fifth week of the Plenary Council Themes: A Joyful, Hope-filled and Servant Community.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: a shared Future IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: a shared Future

July 09, 2019 Teresa Brierley

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities, and to support the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. It is a week of remembering and promoting the rich heritage and culture of Aboriginal People and Torres Strait Islanders, the oldest continuing culture on the planet.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: A Eucharistic Church IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: A Eucharistic Church

July 02, 2019 Teresa Brierley

This message comes to you at the beginning of July, which falls just after the feast of our diocesan patron, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, on June 27. I think we need to keep our gaze on this image and seek help, forgiveness and healing. 

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: An inclusive, participatory and synodal church IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: An inclusive, participatory and synodal church

June 25, 2019 Teresa Brierley

We have passed our shortest day for the year, something that always brings me great joy, as even though the days and nights still get colder, the length of daylight increases.