TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: A time of waiting IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: A time of waiting

December 03, 2019 Teresa Brierley

What a joy the past week has been. Many have written to me and the Diocesan Synod Working Party speaking positively of their experience of the Diocesan Synod that began on Saturday 23 November. It seems to have been the spark of hope we needed, and how appropriate to have this encounter with hope as we begin the liturgical year.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Thy Kingdom come IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Thy Kingdom come

November 26, 2019 Teresa Brierley

Building the Kingdom of God Together, is the theme of our Diocesan Synod which commenced on Saturday when about 400 people gathered to pray, dialogue, listen, celebrate, and share food, drink and fellowship as well as Eucharist.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: We are all in this together IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: We are all in this together

November 19, 2019 Teresa Brierley

What a week it has been, the heartache of bushfires and drought and yet the readings of the thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time remind us to keep on persevering. We are people of faith, hope and love.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Renewing our communities IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Renewing our communities

November 12, 2019 Brendon Mannyx

On Sunday, 10th November, St Joseph’s Parish Toronto came together to celebrate as one community, with their new Mass time of 9am on Sunday morning. The decision to move to one celebration came after two years of discussion, prayer and discernment, specifically asking the question, ‘Is it good for us to be together as one community?’

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Listening with the ear of the heart IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Listening with the ear of the heart

November 05, 2019 Teresa Brierley

November is upon us and the month of the Holy Souls, in which we remember those who have died, and we pray for them, in order to move them more fully into the presence of God.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Sadness and hope IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Sadness and hope

October 29, 2019 Teresa Brierley

The end of October is upon us with the weather heating up and the drought still with us. The barrenness of some of our countryside was evident to me as I drove around much of our diocese in the past week, continuing my visit to parishes in order to speak with parish leaders and some of the members of their advisory councils, about the Plenary Council’s listening and discernment process, and our own Diocesan Synod, as well as other areas of pastoral life.

TUESDAY WITH TERESA: Our life is a mission IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAY WITH TERESA: Our life is a mission

October 22, 2019 Teresa Brierley

Once again I write this message on a Sunday evening and I am conscious that on this, the 20th Day of October, it is World Mission Day in this Extraordinary Mission Month, which was proclaimed by Pope Francis for the centenary of the promulgation of the Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud by Pope Benedict XV, on the activity of missionaries in the world.

TUESDAY WITH TERESA: Share your voice IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAY WITH TERESA: Share your voice

October 15, 2019 Teresa Brierley

Thanks to Helen Belcher for her message to you last week about the Plenary Council and our own Diocesan Synod. I trust by now that you are aware of both, and are keen to be involved. Some of our parishes are inviting people to engage in the Plenary Council Listening and Discernment process before Christmas, while others are going to wait until February. It is important that as many of you as possible respond to the process at a national, diocesan and parish level. We are attempting to ‘Listen to what the Spirit is saying’.