TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Making a world of difference IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Making a world of difference

May 21, 2019 Teresa Brierley

I have returned to work after a week with our family, celebrating our son’s wedding. It was a great occasion, on a perfect day. We are proud of Edmund and Karen, and their willingness to commit to the promise of a life-long relationship. So many people spoke highly of both of them, and so the union of these two families has been enshrined in a ritual and celebration to be remembered.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Stronger Families, Stronger Communities IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Stronger Families, Stronger Communities

May 14, 2019 Teresa Brierley

I am conscious, as I write this message, that many of your will read this on the eve of the United Nations International Day of Families, 15 May. Each year, in Australia, we celebrate National Families Week from 15 to 21 May. Interestingly, for us it falls around Mother’s Day, a day when many families celebrate with their mums or gather to remember them.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Do all the good you can IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Do all the good you can

May 07, 2019 Teresa Brierley

Last week I shared with you a number of links for your consideration, in the hope of providing us with what we need to be consider when giving voice to our vote in the upcoming Federal election, and that could be of benefit for the whole community.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: As the Father sent me, so am I sending you (John 20:21) IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: As the Father sent me, so am I sending you (John 20:21)

April 30, 2019 Teresa Brierley

My regular readers are aware that my usual pattern for writing this message is to sit at my desk on a Sunday evening. So here I am at the beginning of a new week having had a very engaged weekend in the life of the diocese.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Encounter with the Mystery IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Encounter with the Mystery

April 23, 2019 Teresa Brierley

What a week it has been for those of us immersed in the many ceremonies that make up our Holy Week. Just over a week ago, my family welcomed Rowan Samuel into the family of the Catholic Church at his Baptism. It was a lovely celebration with the priest being attentive to Rowan and sharing in the joy of this sacrament. As he offered Rowan the candle with the words, “Receive the light of Christ”, Rowan reached out with enthusiasm, bringing great joy to those gathered to celebrate. I hope he always walks as a child of the Light.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Young People IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Young People

April 15, 2019 Samantha Hill

“Where are the young people?” This same question has been asked for generations and generations. The youth are around. Sure they may not all be in active ministry or bringing groups of friends to Sunday worship but they are there, in our pews with their families or sitting by themselves, in our schools, in our cafes making us coffee and stacking shelves at our supermarkets. They may not always be in the brick building that many of us consider our “Parish” but they are within our communities. I believe the question should be more along the lines of how are we as communities of faith encountering, engaging with, and encouraging active participation with our young people?

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Oscar Romero and a top chef IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Oscar Romero and a top chef

April 09, 2019 Teresa Brierley

Do not withhold your goodness from me
O Lord, may your love be deep in my soul

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Powerful Words IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Powerful Words

April 02, 2019 Teresa Brierley

We have begun the fourth week of Lent with Laetare Sunday, coming from the first words of the Entrance Antiphon: