TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Sing with Jesus Christ
While I will be with our family on the Gold Coast for Christmas, I will hold each of you and our diocese in prayer as I sing the Christmas songs, the songs really left to us because God became Emmanuel (God with us).
TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Anticipate with Joy
On this third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete or Rejoice Sunday), we are reminded of the joy the world has experienced at the birth of Jesus, as well as the joy of the faithful who have reached the midpoint of Advent.
TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Contemplating God's Holy Mountain
During Advent, we are being invited to contemplate not only the gospel of Matthew, but also the prophet Isaiah, from where our first readings for Sundays come.
TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: To be people of unity and peace
As the jacaranda flowers begin to drop, and the agapanthus and hydrangea dot our landscape with the colour of Advent, we journey towards Christmas.
TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Reflection on “Document for the Continental Stage”
This week I had been contemplating what I might share with you, when I came across this Prayer for our Community, in an email from Churches Together SA (South Australia). I wanted to share this with you because, continuing to be confronted by so much, we can feel paralysed, and prayer invites us into a different space of solidarity.
TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Synod of Bishops on Synodality
The Document for the Continental Stage is a working document that seeks to bring out the voices of the People of God, with their insights, their questions, their disagreements.
BRENDON MANNYX: Prison Sunday
This week’s message comes to you from Brendon Mannyx, Manager Mission and Outreach.
Last Sunday, 6th November, was Prison Sunday. During the Year of Mercy in 2016, Pope Francis announced a Jubilee for Prisoners, and since that time the Bishops Commission for Social Justice, Mission and Service has continued to encourage dioceses and parishes to mark the first Sunday in November in recognition of those in prison and those who provide pastoral support to them.
Our Diocese currently supports two full-time prison chaplains and, through them, hundreds of incarcerated people and their families every year.
From 2013 – 2016, I was privileged to serve as a sessional chaplain, attending prison one day a week. In 2015, I shared the following reflection with my parish community.
TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Peace and Non-violence
Once again, I come to the end and beginning of a week, realising that it is November and that this message will go out on Tuesday 1 November, All Saints Day which will be followed by the Feast of All Souls.