Please find attached a letter from Archbishop Comensoli.
You will be aware that the Archbishop and the Vicar General met with the priests of the wider Bayside Mission last Tuesday evening. This letter will give an update about this meeting and some thoughts about the future direction of the parishes in the wider Bayside area.
Photo: Holy Oils Cruets dimensions: 233mm long, 100mm wide and 150mm high Cruets have been purchased for St James Church for the holy oils and will be placed in an aumbry (niche) in the former Sacred Heart altar. If you would like to contribute to the cost of these bottles, please contact the Bayside office via email@example.com or phone 9593 1703. The total cost of the bottles was $800, and they were obtained from Rome earlier this year when Father Cartwright was there.
Tuberculosis, malnutrition, and maternal mortality are conditions all too familiar for the people of Timor-Leste. In two weeks’ time you will learn about the work of the Salesian Sisters, including nurse, Sister Carolina, who desires to see better outcomes for her community. We will also share the story of Petrolina and her daughter’s desperate need for medical attention. You have the opportunity to partner with this life‑giving work, and your prayers and generosity are crucial in ensuring this program can continue. This opportunity is a great way to commit to the missionary movement, as He reminds us in Luke 24:13-35, the fire of Christ burns within us and encourages us to take action for those in most need. DONATE HERE
United in prayer: Pope adds Coptic Orthodox martyrs to Catholic calendar
Pope Francis kisses one of the relics Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, Egypt, gave him of the 21 Coptic martyrs murdered by Islamic State terrorists in 2015 during a meeting May 11, 2023, in the library of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) Pope Francis repeatedly has said that the 21, like most Christian martyrs today, were not killed because of the denomination they belonged to, but simply because they were Christian. The Coptic martyrs, he said, "are also ours." Click here to read the article
Our Lady Around the World
Our Lady of Šiluva—also known as Our Lady of the Pine Woods—is an icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary housed in Šiluva, Lithuania, and its shrine is one of the most significant pilgrimage sites in the country. Referred to as ‘Lithuania’s greatest treasure’, this icon has a unique story, having played a central role the conversion of a town that was largely Calvinist. Click here to read the article