diocesan priesthood
Monty’s call

Monty’s call

By happy coincidence I have spent time this week in the same course of study as a couple of dozen seminarians from the U.S. I have been inspired by their vocations stories and their enthusiasm

Vocations

Vocations

Today is the Fourth Sunday of Easter, also known as Good Shepherd Sunday (note the Gospel reading) and marked throughout the church as Vocations Sunday. As Vocations...

Vocations Sunday

Vocations Sunday

When did you last suggest to someone that God might be calling them to serve as a priest? This Sunday (“Good Shepherd Sunday”, Fourth Sunday of Easter) is celebrated...

life-long adventure

life-long adventure

As I come to the end of my summer semester of liturgical studies at the Liturgical Institute (Mundelein Seminary), I am grateful most of all for the robust vocational...

thinking next year

thinking next year

A few months ago I was speaking to a young person who said he hoped to know his plans for next year by the middle of this year. Since then a number of other people have...

one priest’s life

one priest’s life

Bishop Basil Meeking's Homily at Requiem Mass of Father Finian Conway St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral - 10th December, 2014. An era has ended with the death of Father Finian...

Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd

When did you last suggest to someone that God might be calling them to serve as a priest? This Sunday (“Good Shepherd Sunday”, Fourth Sunday of Easter) is celebrated...

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follow

follow

Take a moment to imagine Jesus pointing you out in the crowd, calling you by name, and inviting you to follow.

feasting the cross

feasting the cross

The cross is not just a difficulty or an obstacle, but when carried through suffering to death, IS the pathway to life.

maturation

maturation

only by recognising one is loved do we at last enter into a truly mature, familial and free relationship with God.

Fathers’ Day

Fathers’ Day

It’s Fathers’ Day today in New Zealand and Australia

to be wise

to be wise

In my unloveliness I plunged into the lovely things which you created. You were with me, but I was not with you