• Wartakanlah Injil kepada segala makhluk.
    Mrk 16:15

  • 你们往普天下去, 向一切受造物宣传福音
    谷 16:15

  • Everything is possible by the power of the Holy Spirit’s Grace.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • Segala sesuatu menjadi mungkin dalam kekuatan karunia Roh Kudus.
    St. Arnold Janssen

  • 我当传教士不是为主牺牲,而是上主给我的最大恩赐
    圣福若瑟神父

  • Với sức mạnh Ân Huệ của Chúa Thánh Thần, Mọi việc đều có thể được.
    St Arnoldus Janssen

  • Preach the Gospel to the whole creation./Anh em hãy đi khắp tứ phương thiên hạ, loan báo Tin Mừng cho mọi loài thọ tạo
    Mk 16:15

  • There are many different gifts, but it is always the same Spirit.
    1 Cor 12:4

  • And the Word became flesh and lived among us.
    Jn 1:14

  • Let the word of Christ, in all its richness, find a home with you.
    Col 3:16

  • To proclaim the Good News is the first and greatest act of love of neighbour.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • 传扬天国福音是第一且最大的爱近人行动
    圣杨生•爱诺德神父

  • Có nhiều đặc sủng khác nhau, nhưng chỉ có một Thần Khí/
    1 Cor. 14:4

  • 圣言成了血肉,寄居在我们中间
    若 1:14

  • Ada rupa-rupa karunia, tetapi Roh satu
    1 Kor 12:4

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Scripture Reflections

Jesus has His divine ways to select the members of His cabinet for the Kingdom of God, 

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 10:28

Pray them over - a reflection

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Life in a Parish is changing all the time. People come, stay and move on.

Friday, 22 August 2014 18:15

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2014

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Archbishop John Dew of Wellington, New Zealand is a person I admire when it comes to knowing people personally.

Friday, 15 August 2014 11:46

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2014

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Love is the greatest power in the world. To be possessed with love is to be filled with a power, which will not be denied.

Saturday, 09 August 2014 11:16

Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time - 2014

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There have been few times in my life where Jesus’ invitation to join Him on the water like Peter, have really taken me by surprise to the point of running away. These were very difficult moments when fear, doubt and confusion would take control of my life at that moment in time.

I still could remember vividly an experience I had in the interior of Ghana, West Africa, where I ministered from 1998 – 2000 amongst the Asante tribal peoples.

Saturday, 02 August 2014 10:50

Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time - 2014

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If you enter in any Filipino house, the first thing that the owner will ask you, and it is almost like a greeting, is, “Have you eaten?”

At Te Papa Museum in Wellington, New Zealand I saw some boys and girls holding some paper and being asked to answer some questions, but in order to do that they have to run and find the answers located in different exhibitions all over the museum.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 18:27

Being the Chairman

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Several years ago, I was invited to attend an international interfaith conference in Italy.

 

The ‘Opening Prayer’ for Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time prays ‘show favour, O Lord, to your servants and mercifully increase the gifts of your grace, that, made fervent in hope, faith and charity, we may be ever watchful in keeping your commands’.

 

Friday, 11 July 2014 16:25

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2014

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I grew up in the tropics of the south pacific in an agrarian society. We are very familiar with working the land, sowing seeds, raising crops and harvesting its produce.

 

Saturday, 05 July 2014 13:38

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2014

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THE early morning sun struck its first shafts of warmth through the panels and bezels of the stained glass wall of St Francis Xavier's Parish church near North Sydney station

Friday, 27 June 2014 16:36

Solemn Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

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Talking about the apostles Peter and Paul, we may immediately think of the two greatest missionaries of the infant church, the two founding pillars of the Christian mission.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 10:53

Believe it or not - a reflection

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God-is-with-us-image---150I recently came across this story which somehow stuck with me for quite a while.

Tong, aged 13, lives with the Missionaries of Charity in my neighbourhood, just next to our Parish and the Mother of the Perpetual Help Centre in Nong Bua Lamphu Thailand. I have known him for quite some years, he joined Bible-sharing seminars and youth outings and is that kind of a teenager that doesn’t cause any trouble – others do sometimes.

 

In almost all cultures, we show our hospitality by offering people food. For many of us, we see food as a way to connect

Friday, 13 June 2014 12:25

Trinity Sunday - 2014

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Friends, we come once again to what’s been described as ‘The Preacher’s Nightmare’ the Trinity Sunday.