TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Remaining students of history IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Remaining students of history

July 23, 2019 Teresa Brierley

As part of this week’s message, I will break open with you the sixth of the Plenary Council themes:

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: One family in Christ IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: One family in Christ

July 16, 2019 Teresa Brierley

This week, our eldest grandchild has just turned 13, while our youngest grandson celebrated his first birthday on 15 July, and another turns 10 on 16 July. So, our weekend was spent travelling to the Gold Coast to celebrate with our family. I think this family ‘stuff’ aligns nicely with the theme for the fifth week of the Plenary Council Themes: A Joyful, Hope-filled and Servant Community.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: a shared Future IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: a shared Future

July 09, 2019 Teresa Brierley

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities, and to support the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. It is a week of remembering and promoting the rich heritage and culture of Aboriginal People and Torres Strait Islanders, the oldest continuing culture on the planet.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: A Eucharistic Church IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: A Eucharistic Church

July 02, 2019 Teresa Brierley

This message comes to you at the beginning of July, which falls just after the feast of our diocesan patron, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, on June 27. I think we need to keep our gaze on this image and seek help, forgiveness and healing. 

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: An inclusive, participatory and synodal church IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: An inclusive, participatory and synodal church

June 25, 2019 Teresa Brierley

We have passed our shortest day for the year, something that always brings me great joy, as even though the days and nights still get colder, the length of daylight increases.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Seeking wisdom IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Seeking wisdom

June 18, 2019 Teresa Brierley

Trinity Sunday draws us in to the mystery of God and our desire as humans to explain and control all things and the need to accept that life and God are beyond the rational, and so we sit patiently and courageously in a contemplative place we call the soul.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Upholding the Law of Marriage IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Upholding the Law of Marriage

June 11, 2019 Jane Dunn

Those of us who work the Tribunal (more formally known as the Inter-Diocesan Tribunal of Sydney) consider ourselves to be a pastoral minister of the Church.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Connection and hope IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Connection and hope

June 04, 2019 Teresa Brierley

The act of sitting to write this message each week provides me with the opportunity to review the week that just was and in some way to prepare for the week ahead.