Epiphany 7

Epiphany 7

Thirty four years ago, I was deaconed into God’s holy church on St. Valentine’s Day at St. Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne. I was 24 years old and felt that I’d already lived a life. I was working as an interior designer, studied Interior architecture in Melbourne and...
The Accession on Elizabeth 2

The Accession on Elizabeth 2

The Accession of Elizabeth 2 70 years of service   On the eve of my priesting in 1988, I was being tutored in the fine art of doing the Eucharistic liturgy…..how to do the service of Holy Communion. An awesome responsibility. As I went through the detailed...
Epiphany 4

Epiphany 4

Love What has love got to do with it… Everything! Working with people who lived in poverty was for me a salutary reminder of both the fragility of life and the true value of friendship and community. Out of adversity, true empathy, understanding, tolerance,...
Epiphany 3

Epiphany 3

What we desire…what we need… What we long for. A wise priest said to me a few weeks ago, that the greatest travesty of Covid has been our being apart…we are a people who gather and everything else confirms that truth. I agree. Lockdown 4 has been hard for me and I...
Epiphany 2

Epiphany 2

The abundance of God’s gratuitous love…filled to the brim… The miracle is not important, but the sign that reminds us of the generous abundance won for us of God’s salvation in Jesus Christ. Mary knew…”Do whatever he tells you”. Jesus says “My hour has not yet...
The Baptism of Our Lord

The Baptism of Our Lord

Season of Epiphany I have called you by your name, you are mine. Being called, recognized, affirmed, named is at heart the desire of every human being. It is in effect, to be loved. But, it is what we do with it, that remains the most important recognition and...