September 25, 2022
Mathew Abrahim, William Buono, Michael Touma and Daniel Khoury, Year 10 students of Christian Brothers at Lewisham have discovered the truth of the saying that the best way to learn something is to teach it to someone else. The mates met with the students of Lewisham Public school as student catechists to share their Catholic […]
September 22, 2022
In 1922, Pius XI was Pope; George V had been on the throne for 12 years; Billy Hughes was Australia’s Prime Minister and St Michael’s Parish Lane Cove opened its doors. One hundred years later, one of its former but most familiar parishioners dropped in to celebrate Mass and reminisce over old times as well […]
September 21, 2022
The Pope Francis Award program gaining strength in secondary schools Teachers and students have praised a popular faith-based service program which will be expanded to all Sydney Catholic Schools at the secondary level next year, saying it has helped nurture the students in their Catholic faith and strengthened ties between schools and parishes. Under the


Homily for the Solemn Pontifical Requiem Mass for Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The Bible is ambivalent about monarchy.[1] The kings of the earth threatened the security of Israel, and the people long resisted having their own king, lest he be a rival to God’s sovereignty. The Jews were taught to “put not your trust in princes, in mortal men in whom there is no help”.[2] On the other hand, they thought of God as their heavenly king …

Homily for Mass of the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

He was only 15 when the Nazis deported him and his family to Auschwitz. His mother and younger sister were killed on arrival. He felt his God and his soul died that day also, and all his dreams turned to dust. But the boy and his father were able-bodied and selected for hard labour. They were transferred to Buchenwald in Germany where the father died soon after. But the boy survived to be liberated …

Homily for Mass of the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C + Centenary Celebration of St Michael’s Parish

Recently the ACCC reported that Australian businesses and consumers lost over $2B to scams and frauds in 2021.[1] This is more than double the amount lost in 2020. The numbers are staggering: more than one in ten adults has experienced some form of personal fraud, with credit and debit card …