TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Encounter IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Encounter

July 14, 2020 Teresa Brierley

While reading at the evening Mass at the Cathedral on Sunday night, I was once again struck by St Paul’s words to the Romans (8:18-23)

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Freedom IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Freedom

July 07, 2020 Teresa Brierley

During the past week, I attended an online Refugee Rally to demand freedom from detention, an activity conducted by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC). It was a powerful show of solidarity from across the nation with at least 900 log-in participants, meaning that more than 1000 people attended.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Hospitality IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Hospitality

June 30, 2020 Teresa Brierley

For me, the readings for Mass on the weekend (the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time) were about hospitality. In the reading from the Book of Kings (4:8-11, 14-16) we have a woman who recognises the prophet Elisha as a holy man, as she and her husband invite and welcome him to stay with them, as he travels past their home each year. In the Gospel from Matthew (10:37-42), Jesus is instructing on welcoming.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Do not be afraid  IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Do not be afraid

June 23, 2020 Teresa Brierley

Our winter solstice has now passed (yeh!) and once again our days will begin to get longer.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Share a meal IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Share a meal

June 16, 2020 Teresa Brierley

I imagine that it is not lost on many of you that we began to return to Mass/Eucharist on the feast day of the Body and Blood of Christ.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Interconnectedness IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Interconnectedness

June 09, 2020 Teresa Brierley

The June long weekend is upon us, winter is here, and the Easter Season has passed without the usual liturgical rituals for our celebrations of Pentecost, Trinity Sunday and the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, before returning to Ordinary Time. This certainly has not been an ordinary year with droughts, fires and a pandemic.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Electricity IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Electricity

June 02, 2020 Teresa Brierley

This week will see a change to the isolation requirements of the past couple of months, with all of the students returning to school and for diocesan staff the beginning of a six week period of transitioning back into the workplace.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Novena  IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Novena

May 26, 2020 Teresa Brierley

I am conscious of writing this message in a week of so many ‘events’ to remember and celebrate, even though we remain in relative isolation because of COVID – 19.