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Way of the Cross at Colosseum with Pope Francis - Good Friday 2014
Last edited 15th April 2014

The Vatican has released the full text of the Way of the Cross meditations to be lead by Pope Francis at the Colosseum on Good Friday, 18 April 2014. The theme for this year's meditation is “The Face of Christ, the Face of Man”, written by H.E. Msgr. Giancarlo Maria Bregantini, Archbishop of Campobasso-Boiano.

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A Reflection on Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane for Holy Week
Last edited 15th April 2014

The narrative of Our Lord's Passion begins in the Garden of Gethsemane and presents a very good stance for Holy Week, indeed for the whole of our life. Jesus was at prayer, and returning to his disciples found them asleep. He says to Peter and the others (and to us), "Watch and pray so that you may not undergo the test. The spirit is indeed willing but the flesh is weak." (Matt 26:41)

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Highlights Palm Sunday 2014, Diocese of Parramatta
Last edited 14th April 2014

Hundreds of Youth from the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta & Students from the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta Processed with Bishop Anthony Fisher OP, Priests, Deacons and Seminarians from the Diocese processed from Parramatta City Council Town Hall to St Patrick's Cathedral for Palm Sunday & World Youth Day 2014 Celebrations.


Focus on the Beatitudes - A Reflection for WYD2014
Last edited 13th April 2014

Did you know that Palm Sunday is also an annual World Youth Day? This year, Pope Francis asked young people everywhere to focus on the Beatitudes. Watch this video reflection for more!

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Palm Sunday: A Reflection by Fr. Robert Barron
Last edited 11th April 2014

13 April 2014 is Palm Sunday - a day of celebration as Jesus entered Jerusalem in glory, but also a solemn day as we enter Holy Week, the climax of Christ's suffering on Earth. Are you ready to accompany Jesus in these final days before His Crucifixion? Will you follow Him in good times, as well as times of suffering?


Prayer is like talking to a friend, Pope tells congregation
Last edited 8th April 2014

In his homily at a Mass on April 3, Pope Francis said that prayer should be “just like talking to a friend.”

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I’ll Take Back what the Devil Stole from Me. A Homily for the 5th Sunday of Lent
Last edited 6th April 2014

In the Gospel for Sunday 6 April, we hear the story of the raising of Lazarus from the dead. The story is a significant turning point in the ministry of Jesus, for as we shall see, it is because of this incident that the Temple leadership in Jerusalem resolves to have Jesus killed.

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Ten Ways to Deepen Our Relationship with God
Last edited 4th April 2014

Over the years I've heard from many good people who want a closer relationship with God. But they're stymied by what they perceive as God's silence. What they often mean, without knowing it, is that they'd like God to do something dramatic in their lives; something with a hint of Mt. Sinai that proves his credentials.

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Ecology and Justice - Pope's Prayer Intention for April 2014
Last edited 31st March 2014

This month, the Holy Father has asked Catholics everywhere to pray: "That governments may foster the protection of creation and the just distribution of natural resources." Fr. Kubicki reflects on Pope Francis' Universal Intention for April 2014 in this video.


A Priest's Lent - Message from Fr. Christopher Higgins
Last edited 2nd April 2014

Here is a short Lenten message from Fr. Chris Higgins from Sydney!

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