TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: The meaning of love IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: The meaning of love

February 18, 2020 Teresa Brierley

It is hard to know where to begin this week’s message because of the number of events, meetings and gatherings where I have found myself over the past week.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: The future of our Diocese IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: The future of our Diocese

February 11, 2020 Teresa Brierley

How lovely to see, feel and hear the rain and to sense the cooler air on our skin. Thank you God, for such a refreshing break from what we have been experiencing.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Build up hope and peace IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Build up hope and peace

February 04, 2020 Teresa Brierley

Welcome back to the year which began just over one month ago. I am conscious that I am writing this message on 2 February 2020 which is a very special date, as it is a once-in-a-century eight digit palindrome (02022020). Apart from that, it is the feast of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple, which means it is already 40 days since Christmas. In the Temple Jesus, Mary and Joseph encountered Simeon and Anna who recognised Jesus as the light of revelation to the nations.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Wait in anticipation IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Wait in anticipation

December 17, 2019 Teresa Brierley

I trust your spiritual preparation for Christmas during this season of Advent is proving to be nourishing. Some people across the diocese are reading “The Way”, a resource prepared by the Diocese of Wollongong, and which offers daily reflections.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Faith formation in everyday life IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Faith formation in everyday life

December 10, 2019 Sr Libbey Byrne rsc

On my days off, I like go to the movies. If it’s a good one, the story can live on in my heart in the weeks ahead and “teach me”. Sometimes it can even change my attitude and behaviour towards others.

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.