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2016LTLDecWeb200During the Opening Eucharist for the Timor-Leste Assembly, Brs Silvestre Alves, Frangelino Ximenes, Jose Freitas and Anacleto Guterres da Costa were instituted as Lectors by Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial).

Lectors proclaim the Word of God in liturgical assemblies, instruct adults and children in the faith and prepare them to receive the sacraments. For those preparing for Priesthood in the Church, receiving this ministry is another step on their journey to Ordination. Congratulations, Brothers! Click here for a larger photo.

Monday, 05 December 2016 16:29

Novices make First Profession of Vows

2016FPTLWeb200Five Carmelite novices in Timor-Leste made their first profession of vows on Saturday 3 December in Hera. Brothers Luis Mendonça Maia, Luis Baptista, Estevão Mendonça De Jesus, Estevão Gomes de Deus and Francisco Xavirius Vieira Martins made their profession during Mass celebrated by Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial).

Congratulations, brothers! The newly-professed will begin their studies for ministry in Dili next year. View photos.

Monday, 05 December 2016 15:25

Our New Novices

2016RTLWeb200On Friday 2 December Bonifacio Braganca Lopes, Celestino Soares, Domingos Nautus Quefi, Elias Soares Sin, Fernando Gusmão, Isaias de Jesus Martins, and João Fernando Cabal were received into the Novitiate in Hera, Timor-Leste. Fr Bruce Clark (Prior & Novice Master) received the new novices together with Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial).

Welcome, brothers! View photos.

Saturday, 03 December 2016 14:54

JPIC Newsletter - December

JPICNewsletterWeb200x150Welcome to this issue of our Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation newsletter.

In this issue:
BE NOT AFRIAD - Peter Thomas reflects on the number of journalists killed every year and the life of Dutch Carmelite, Titus Brandsma, who stood against the rise of National Socialism. He was martyred at Dachau Concentration Camp in 1942.

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Friday, 02 December 2016 11:36

Br Januario Ordained Deacon

2016JPD2Web200Br Januario Pinto was ordained a deacon by Archbishop Denis Hart on Saturday 19 November at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park.

After some pastoral ministry as a deacon in his home parish of Luro (Timor-Leste) Januario will return to Australia to continue his studies towards a Masters degree in Theology. He hopes to be ordained a priest in Luro next year.

View video & photos.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 14:56

2016 Carmelite Pilgrimage

2016PilWeb200LED by Fr Ken Petersen and Brother Matthew Tonini, Carmelites of Australia and East Timor, a group of 19 participated in the Seventh Annual 45 km pilgrimage in the beautiful Yarra Valley. The pilgrimage took place over three days and was organized by The Carmelite Centre Melbourne.

The walk was along the rail trail from Lilydale to the Sancta Sophia Meditation Community in Warburton.

Saturday, 29 October 2016 23:13

25th Anniversary of Santa Cruz Massacre

SantaCruzMassacre2015On 12 November 1991 more than 250 mainly young people were shot as they sought refuge in the Santa Cruz Cemetery, Dili. The pro-Independence demonstrators had begun a peaceful march from a local Church to the Cemetery. Pursued by Indonesian soldiers as they approach the Cemetery many sought refuge within its walls. An estimated 200 Indonesian soldiers opened fire on hundreds of unarmed civilians.

Brother Agedo Bento, a young Timorese Carmelite, and pdf Sister Susan Connelly (92 KB) , a Good Samaritan Sister, reflect on what happened that fateful day.

Saturday, 29 October 2016 22:52

JPIC Newsletter - November

JPICNewsletterWeb200x150Welcome to this issue of our Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation newsletter.

In this issue:
Carmel in Asia
JPIC Calendar for November
25th Anniversary of Santa Cruz massacre
Prayerful Reflection

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Saturday, 22 October 2016 13:23

2016 Remembrance Mass

2016RMWeb200You, your family and friends are warmly invited to join us for this year’s Mass of Remembrance at 6.00pm on Saturday 12 November at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, cnr Richardson and Wright Streets, Middle Park, Vic.

In this special mass we remember, give thanks and pray for those who are now in God’s care. We draw strength from each other as we gently continue the journey of entrusting our loved ones into God’s care.

Thursday, 20 October 2016 17:16

Donors' Mass & High Tea

2016DMWeb200A Mass of Thanksgiving and High Tea for Donors was held last Tuesday at St Joseph's, Port Melbourne to celebrate 15 years of Australian involvement in the Carmelite Mission in Timor-Leste.

Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial) was principal celebrant at the mass which was concelebrated by Frs Pat Harney and Matthew McPhee. Our Carmelite students led the singing accompanied by Fr David Hofman on the organ. The event was attended by 55 supporters and their guests.

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