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A word from Bishop Tomlinson

Wednesday, 03 October 2018 11:17

Following the life of Christ

October 2018 - Bishop of Sandhurst Les Tomlinson's October column.
Thursday, 06 September 2018 16:14

Generating joy with generosity

September 2018 - Bishop of Sandhurst Les Tomlinson's September column.
Monday, 04 June 2018 12:56

A time to celebrate

The Catholic Church loves to celebrate. We celebrate feast days and solemnities, holy days and sacraments. The Church encourages private celebrations, such as the celebration…
Monday, 07 May 2018 16:26

Focus on family

Pope Francis has described the Church as a “family of families” (Amoris Laetitia 87). There are many people who, through Baptism, belong to the family…
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 13:14

Inviting Jesus in

I feel a sense of fondness and gratitude for all those people who, each day, contribute with small but valuable concrete gestures, to the good…
Monday, 05 March 2018 11:35

What is truth?

At the core of the trial of Jesus, Pontius Pilate asks a question, self-servingly and flippantly, “What is truth?” Pilate scoffs at Jesus’ idea of…
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 12:48

Kindness is the best resolution

January 2018 will have had some of us commit to ‘new year resolutions’. Others will see the future as a clean page, a blank calendar,…
"This Christmas let us pray earnestly that all human hearts will be liberated from false images of God. The message of Christmas is that it…
Thursday, 15 October 2015 16:21

Opening Ourselves to Change and Growth

"... The very heart of the Christian faith revolves around change, but it is not turning over a new leaf - it is living out…
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 14:11

Springtime the right time for faith renewal

"September and the new season of spring are often seen as a time for spring-cleaning ... Let us use this season as a time of…
Sunday, 02 August 2015 14:17

Considering vocations?

"In 2015, the week beginning August 2 is Vocations Awareness Week. Catholics generally associate the word vocation with the priesthood and consecrated life.  However, some…
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 14:23

Green encyclical excites

"There is much excitement and discussion about the recently released encyclical Laudato Si." - Bishop Les Tomlinson
Monday, 01 June 2015 14:28

Picturing our past leaders

"We remember with gratitude our earlier Bishops and might reflect on the real and mysterious communion that unites us here on Earth and those who…
"Evangelisation is most effective when actions come first. It is said that Saint Francis of Assisi often taught the friars to ‘preach always, and sometimes…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 14:40

Inspire youth back to our communities

"The future of our Church will depend not just on individuals, bishop or priests or charismatic laymen and women, but also on new and robust…
"... It is the time which challenges us to open our hearts and take the journey to new life, and it is the time when…
"May I wish every blessing to our parents, teachers, our priests and everyone in the Diocese of Sandhurst, as we move together to embrace the…
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 00:00

Reflecting on Christmas

"... Pass on knowledge and values with words; but words will have an incisive effect on children and young people if they are accompanied by…
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