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A letter from the Archbishop 

20 October 2020

People of faith deserve hope, not exile: Archbishop Comensoli

 

 

A video message from Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

In this week's message to the community of faith in Melbourne, Archbishop Comensoli invites us to recognise how we are each participating in the life of grace during the pandemic despite being denied this opportunity to receive the Lord in the Eucharist. ‘Let us find ways of coming back to the source and summit of our Christian life as we call the Eucharist, and that we might be able to come back to the receiving of the Lord in Holy Communion. But we are not deprived of our baptism, or our confirmation.’ 

 

 

 

 

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 A Thought for a Quiet Moment...

“So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me.” 

— John 6:53–57

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daily Live Streaming Mass 

St Patrick's Cathedral has DAILY MASS that you can see live or on demand.  

You can view the Mass online HERE

 

 

 

 

Word On Fire's Catholicism Series streaming for free

Word on Fire are offering a free screening of their acclaimed Catholicism Series - 10 wonderful videos, over 500 minutes of content, to celebrate its 10 year anniversary.

 

 

New Catholic Resource: Shalom World

Click the tab on the right side of our website "Media Gallery" 

SHALOM WORLD is a Catholic, commercial-free, 24/7, HD family entertainment channel, reaching out to the world with the Truth and Peace that can only be found in Jesus Christ! Amidst the sea of secular media offering lies and sins disguised as freedom and rights, we know that you are searching for something more for yourself and your loved ones. Let SHALOM WORLD be your source of informative, inspirational and vibrant entertainment, reaching out to everyone everywhere.

 

Take A Spiritual Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Triduum: A Spiritual Pilgrimage is a beautiful, 30 minute contemplative documentary. This film cinematically walks through the locations of the Holy Week story, re-presenting the most important days of human history. Immersed in the real and sacred places of the Holy Land, the pilgrim faithful is brought tangibly nearer to the story, the landscape, and the reality of the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Triduum draws Catholics and those with open hearts and minds to experience a deeper understanding of these events and places, and offers rich meditations for the pilgrimage of daily life. Now more than ever, as many of us are confined to our homes, journey along this spiritual pilgrimage and be drawn more deeply into the life and love of God.

 

altar02 350Spiritual Communion

It is important to remain close to our Eucharistic Lord during this time.  You can make a spiritual Communion uniting yourself to a Mass being celebrated anywhere in the world.

The following prayer can be used.

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, And I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, Come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there And unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

 

 

The Quarantined Catholic Hub

scotthahn 350We’re all feeling an absence. What can we do if we’re unable to attend Mass and receive the Eucharist? Remember, Jesus is still present in His Church—in tabernacles, with His priests, and, in a very real and powerful way, in Scripture.

This is an opportunity for great spiritual growth. Take advantage of this time to increase your devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, explore the richness of Sacred Scripture, and deepen your understanding of the faith. On this page, you’ll find all the resources you need to continue growing with the Lord no matter where you are.

Please enjoy these resources and share them with your friends and family, so as to be a beacon of hope in these dark times.

  • Free streaming of "Lord, Have Mercy: The Healing Power of Confession"
  • Presented by the St Paul Center for Biblical Studies by Dr Scott Hahn

 

Looking for some Catholic videos to stream?

Check out FORMED

FORMED provides the very best Catholic content from more than 60 organizations to help parishes, families and individuals explore their faith anywhere. Supporting thousands of movies, children’s programs, ebooks, audio, parish programs and studies direct to your browser, mobile or connected device.

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The Stations of the Cross from the Holy Land

 

For Sacred Heart Parish, Upper Yarra Valley (Warburton & Yarra Junction) visit www.sacredheartuyv.org.au