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Many voices, one prayer

Early in June we celebrated the feast of Pentecost, often referred to as the ‘birthday of the Church’, when Peter and the other apostles presented the Good News of Christ to the Jerusalem crowds who heard them speaking in their own language. So we could say that, right from the beginning, the character of the Church has been multicultural!

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Missal app released

The Masso Foundation has announced the release of the Missal App - a complete Australian version of the Roman Catholic Missal that includes readings and responses for Australian congregations.

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WIDE REPRESENTATION: Members of the DLC, back from left: Kerri Dent, Sue Coghlan, Fr Philip Marshall, Kathy Horan, Fr Charles Lukati, Timothy Davey, Belinda Fusco, Jill Gallio and Alison Appleby. Front from left: Annette McCard, Jenny O’Brien, Pat Terminello, Peter Bierer and Margaret Daly. Absent: Fr Maurice Shinnick and Deacon Michael Moore.
Opinion

Spearheading liturgical education and formation

For many Catholics, Sunday Mass is just part of the fabric of our Christian life. We began attending Mass at an early age and became familiar with its structure and content over the years almost ‘by osmosis’. Those of us who attended Catholic schools will certainly have received some teaching about Mass and the sacraments, but for many of us, it is not something that we have studied deeply.

Opinion

Christ comes in history

In 4th century Rome, the Church year began on Christmas day, the day of Christ’s birth. By the 7th century, however, the Church year began with the First Sunday of Advent, four weeks prior to Christmas.

News

Youth on song at Plympton

A group of dedicated young people from the Plympton parish is breathing life into the community through their active participation in the 6pm Vigil Mass at St John’s Church on Anzac Highway.