TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Encounter with the Mystery IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Encounter with the Mystery

April 23, 2019 Teresa Brierley

What a week it has been for those of us immersed in the many ceremonies that make up our Holy Week. Just over a week ago, my family welcomed Rowan Samuel into the family of the Catholic Church at his Baptism. It was a lovely celebration with the priest being attentive to Rowan and sharing in the joy of this sacrament. As he offered Rowan the candle with the words, “Receive the light of Christ”, Rowan reached out with enthusiasm, bringing great joy to those gathered to celebrate. I hope he always walks as a child of the Light.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Young People IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Young People

April 15, 2019 Samantha Hill

“Where are the young people?” This same question has been asked for generations and generations. The youth are around. Sure they may not all be in active ministry or bringing groups of friends to Sunday worship but they are there, in our pews with their families or sitting by themselves, in our schools, in our cafes making us coffee and stacking shelves at our supermarkets. They may not always be in the brick building that many of us consider our “Parish” but they are within our communities. I believe the question should be more along the lines of how are we as communities of faith encountering, engaging with, and encouraging active participation with our young people?

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Oscar Romero and a top chef IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Oscar Romero and a top chef

April 09, 2019 Teresa Brierley

Do not withhold your goodness from me
O Lord, may your love be deep in my soul

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Powerful Words IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Powerful Words

April 02, 2019 Teresa Brierley

We have begun the fourth week of Lent with Laetare Sunday, coming from the first words of the Entrance Antiphon:

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Prudence IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Prudence

March 26, 2019 Teresa Brierley

I find myself in Canberra for the weekend, with my son and his family, to attend Grandparent’s Day at Marist College, Canberra, which is on Monday 25 March, the feast of the Annunciation.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: everyone belongs IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: everyone belongs

March 18, 2019 Teresa Brierley

Transform us as you transfigured,
stood apart on Tabors’s height.
Lead us up our sacred mountains,
search us with revealing light.
Lift us from where we have fallen,
Full of questions, filled with fright.

These are the words of a hymn which we sang at our Cathedral this weekend, for the Second Sunday of Lent. The words were written by David Haas in his Song of the Transfiguration.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Learn Serve Belong IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Learn Serve Belong

March 05, 2019 Brian Lacey

In 2007 the Catholic Bishops of NSW and the ACT released a Pastoral Letter titled Catholic Schools at a Crossroads where they stated, “the Catholic school system is one of “the jewels in the crown” of the Catholic community in our region, with few parallels overseas”.  Twelve years on this Pastoral Letter still defines and guides our Catholic schools today.  

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Speaking the truth in love IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Speaking the truth in love

February 26, 2019 Tracey Edstein

At the front of a folder containing material relating to the Council for Australian Catholic Women I keep – protected by a plastic sleeve – a page called “Speaking the truth in love”.