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Useful Links

LOCAL

Here’s some websites to visit to keep yourself spiritually nourished:

Signs and Symbols: A Reflection

The cross reminds us of the sacrifices of the Christian life

Sacramental Signs and Symbols

default The Spiritual Rosary Pilgrimage

Seeking Stillness
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvCsLTv1IxQdsU1NIcTbFNR10T3fdOnAw
 
Pray.Com.Au -- Madonna Magazine/Australian Jesuits
https://www.pray.com.au/
 
Faith video programs –ShalomWorld
https://www.shalomworld.org/

 
Sacred Space
https://www.sacredspace.ie/
 
Pray As You Go
is a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc.
https://pray-as-you-go.org/
 
The Daily Scripture Readings And Meditations
https://www.dailyscripture.net/daily-meditation/
 
God speaks to us in many ways
including through the Sunday Scripture readings. The Sunday Connection provides useful background and activities to better understand the upcoming Sunday's Scripture readings, helping you to connect the Scripture to daily life in a meaningful way.
https://www.loyolapress.com/catholic-resources/liturgical-year/sunday-connection/17th-sunday-in-ordinary-time-a-sunday-connection/

Clay Christensen on Religious Freedom = Professor Harvard Business School

pdf The hour of the domestic church is now by Teresa Pirola (281 KB)

pdf Australian Census: 2016 Parish Social Profile (1.62 MB)

St. Luke The Evangelist Parish Primary School, Blackburn South, Liz Sullivan Principal

Prayers for Schools

How Do I Know I'm Experiencing God?

pdf Creating a Sacred Site (space) in your home (147 KB)

pdf Why We Do ... The Things We Do (378 KB)

Saskatchewan Catholic School Boards Association, serving Catholic Education through faith-filled leadership

"Like the apostles in the boat when belted around with winds and waves, I  want to make sure Jesus is awake!!" - A Parishioner's concern
pdf 'After the storm'
(1.31 MB)

Parish Financial Support during this unprecedented time in the life of our Parish
pdf Direct Debit Registration Form and Authority March 2020 (288 KB)

 

METROPOLITAN

20210716 Pope Francis issued an Apostolic Letter, by way of motu proprio, this evening. Entitled Traditionis Custodes (TC), it sets in place more restrictive measures concerning the celebration of the liturgical rites of the Catholic Church according to the 1962 Rituals.

pdf 20210523 Take the Way of the Gospel - Archbishop's Pentecost Letter (1.01 MB)

pdf 20210413 Media Release: Pathways Victoria (361 KB)

pdf 20210408 Letter to Clergy and Parishes (525 KB)

20210201 Faith leaders write to Premier over concerns with the Conversion Therapy Bill

pdf 20200902 Media Statement: On behalf of the Catholic Bishops in Victoria, on the release of the Voluntary Assisted
Dying Review Board Report of Operation January – June 2020 (169 KB)

20200616 Pastoral Letter to the People, Clergy and Religious Catholic Communities in Victoria Regarding: Voluntary Assisted Dying

Archdiocese of Melbourne Plenary Council latest Updates and Resources

Archdiocese of Melbourne

pdf Proclaim: Office for Mission Renewal (415 KB)
pdf Parishes in lockdown
(97 KB)
pdf Mission Driven Parish
(221 KB)
pdf StayingConnected
(259 KB)
pdf 3 Stages of Leading (315 KB)

Catholic Social Services Victoria

Life, Marriage and Family Office

Office for Youth

Catholic Vocations

 

NATIONAL

ACBC Social Justice Statement 2021 - 2022 ~ Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor

Liturgy News

20210218 CATHOLIC EDUCATION ~ CELEBRATING 200 YEARS: Over 200 years, Catholic schools have educated millions of Australian students. Explore our website to see just some of the moments from generations past and our school communities as they are today. Our 1,751 Catholic schools across Australia are distinct and diverse. From metropolitan cities to rural, regional and remote parts of Australia, our schools meet the individual needs of their students differently, but with the same shared mission of an excellent, faith-based education. On our Resources page there are a list of suggested activities so diocesan and school communities can celebrate the Bicentenary of Catholic education in their own distinct ways:

Timeline                -              National Prayer                  -              National Song

pdf Introduction for Celebrating a Catholic Season of Creation (386 KB)

Putting Children First: Child Protection Week 2020

Social Discernment & the Plenary Council

default 2020 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday

pdf Bishops Commission for Liturgy (May 2020) Draft Guidelines on Ministry of Holy Communion for Those living with Coeliac Disease Or Gluten Intolerance (745 KB)

Final Reports for the Plenary Council 2018 - 2020 Phase 1: LISTENING & DIALOGUE

Coordinating the Catholic Church's response to the Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse with a commitment to justice and compassion for survivors

pdf Child Abuse Church Response 1987 - 2019 (252 KB)

Caritas Australia: Catholic Social Teaching

 

UNIVERSAL

20210217 St Joseph 150th Anniversary Worker and Family Man © St Columbans Mission Society

20201208 - 20211208

pdf 20201004 (549 KB) pdf latest (549 KB) pdf Encyclical Letter Fratelli Tutti of The Holy Father Francis on The Fraternity and Social Friendship (549 KB)

pdf 20200925 Letter on the celebration of the liturgy during and after the COVID 19 pandemic (204 KB)

20200906 Season of Creation begins

20200831 Respect for the Planet’s resources – The Pope Video 9

THE CHOSEN is a 2020 television drama based on the life of Jesus Christ, created, directed and co-written by American filmmaker Dallas Jenkins. It is the first multi-season series about the life of Christ, and season one was the highest crowd-funded TV series or film project of all time. Watch for free in our mobile app (from anywhere in the world)! You can get it here: www.thechosen.tv/app or search "The Chosen" in your Apple or Android app store. ...

default 20200720 Parish at the Service of Evangelisation: The Instruction on, The pastoral conversion of the Parish community in the service of the evangelising mission of the Church, was released by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Clergy on 20 July 2020. Whilst this Instruction does not promulgate new legislation, it does offer guidance and encouragement on a number of issues key to parish life.

default 20200408 Pope Francis and 'A Time of Great Uncertainty'

pdf 20200521 Message of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Pontifical Mission Societies: Feast of the Ascension (145 KB)

 
Alice Spring (Australia)
 
 
Aleteia Catholic Virtual Tours

default Take a virtual pilgrimage to California’s historic Catholic missions

 

CITY OF WHITEHORSE

Whitehorse 2040 Community Vision - Special Edition

Whitehorse City Council Community Update

Whitehorse City Community Group e-Newsletter

Whitehorse News October

default Community and faith leaders are helping stop the spread of coronavirus

pdf Useful Links to Translated Information, May 2020 (211 KB)

 

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM: From 1 January 2021, the second line of the Australian National Anthem was changed from ‘For we are young and free’ to ‘For we are one and free’. The Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, said the change was made for all Australians. The Prime Minister's full media release is available on his website.

“During the past year we have showed once again the indomitable spirit of Australians and the united effort that has always enabled us to prevail as a nation. It is time to ensure this great unity is reflected more fully in our national anthem,” the Prime Minister said. “Also, while Australia as a modern nation may be relatively young, our country’s story is ancient, as are the stories of the many First Nations peoples whose stewardship we rightly acknowledge and respect. In the spirit of unity, it is only right that we ensure our National Anthem reflects this truth and shared appreciation. “Changing ‘young and free’ to ‘one and free’ takes nothing away, but I believe it adds much.”

PM&C has commissioned new recordings of the Anthem, performed by the Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne. These preliminary additional resources have been made available in time for Australia Day 2021 here.

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA Australian National Anthem Proclamation of Amended Words

Further Anthem resources will be developed over the coming months and distributed widely to encourage public use of Australia’s national song.

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STATE GOVERNMENT

  …  and some others to keep you informed:

3C’s
https://blackburnsouth.org.au/203-3c-s-who/file
 
Know the Facts
https://blackburnsouth.org.au/204-know-the-facts-poster/file
 
Covid-19 Transmission And Protective Measures
https://www.who.int/westernpacific/emergencies/covid-19/information/transmission-protective-measures
 
Victorian Up to Date Information and available app
https://covidlive.com.au/vic
 
Victorian State Government, Health And Human Services
https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-daily-update
 
Face Masks
https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/updates/coronavirus-covid-19/face-coverings-1159pm-wednesday-22-july

pdf Neil Angus advised on 30/6/2020 that his office has been relocated to 2 Brentford Square, Forest Hill. (157 KB)

 

Psalms and readings from the Liturgy of the Hours, and Mass readings

Weekly Bulletin