There is a lot happening in our Archdiocese as we make our way towards Easter, so this week we take a look at a few important upcoming events, as well as a few recent ones.
This weekend, Corpus Christi College celebrates an important milestone: for a hundred years the seminary has been forming and training priests to serve the people of God in Melbourne, and this Sunday Archbishop Peter A Comensoli will celebrate a special centenary Mass at Sacred Heart Church in Carlton. We take a look at the College’s history, as well as some fascinating artefacts originally housed in the College library and currently on display as part of the ‘Treasures of the Mannix Library’ exhibition.
This Friday—the feast day of our patron, St Patrick—the Archbishop will deliver the 2023 Patrick Oration. You are warmly invited to tune in as he reflects on the pathways that illumine our future as the people of God. The event will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel and via free-to-air TV on Community Channel C31 (channel 44 on digital TV) at 7.30pm.
This week, we also celebrated the 10th anniversary of Pope Francis’ elevation to the papacy. To mark this anniversary, we’ve collected ten quotes, one from each year of Pope Francis’ pontificate. Together they point to the range of Pope Francis’ concerns and his dreams for the Church.
Last weekend, at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Stephen Fernando and Hoa Tran were ordained to the permanent diaconate, bringing the number of permanent deacons in our Archdiocese to 22. We hear about this joyful celebration and about the hopes of our newest permanent deacons for their future ministry.
In preparation for this year’s Chrism Mass, which will be held on Saturday 1 April, we take a look at the meaning and significance of this ancient and beautiful liturgy.
Finally, don't forget to keep checking the regularly updated program for Fiat: A Weekend of Prayer. There are plenty of events to choose from, right across Melbourne and beyond. It’s just over a week away and promises to be a significant and grace-filled moment in the life of our Archdiocese as we come together in prayer, reflecting on how God might be calling us, like Mary, to respond with a total ‘yes’.