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Parish Life blog: International Translation Day

19 Sep 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

thank you in different languagesAs we celebrate St Jerome's Feast Day and the International Day of Translation on 30 September, we need to remember the art of translation and conversation is to listen attentively to ourselves as much as others.


2004 – Why Sunday Mass?

17 Sep 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

host being lifted upWhy do I have to go to Mass on Sunday? For generations children have asked their parents this question. Today many adults ask it too. It is an old and a new question, for though Mass remains the same, Sunday has changed.


Parish Life blog: World Tourism Day

12 Sep 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

World Tourism Day (27 September) is a time for reflection on travel, both on its good and bad sides. 


Parish Life blog: Suicide Prevention Week

04 Sep 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

sad womanCommunity and conversation are at the heart of healthy living. Suicide Prevention Week (9-15 September) draws our attention to people whose hold on life is fragile.


Parish Life blog: Australian Citizenship Day

29 Aug 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

australian flagAs we celebrate Australian Citizenship Day on 17 September, we should know that our national identity becomes richer through diversity. However, the onus is on us to broaden our links to people and groups different from ourselves.


Feast of St Vincent de Paul

29 Aug 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

st vincent de paul - wikimediaWhile the name 'Vinnies' is instantly recognisable, the saint who the society is named after was not one to seek the limelight. Rather he would have  happy to stay hidden behind the church's service to people who are poor.


Parish Life blog: Worth A Second Chance

22 Aug 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

Young people are worth a second chance. With accompaniment and support they can connect with society.


Relationships in the Catholic Church

21 Aug 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

In this Explorations, we look at the relationships between the people in the pews and the leaders in the Catholic Church.


Catholic Teacher blog: Prayer for Creation

14 Aug 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

dandelionWith the nomination of 1 September as a day of prayer for creation, Pope Francis wanted to enlist Catholics into a universal movement of passionate concern for the environment.


Parish Life blog: The value of compassion

06 Aug 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

family shadows against a wallThe Pope’s message this Migrant and Refugee Week is built around four words – welcome, protect, promote and integrate.


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