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Monday, 06 July 2020 17:27

Day 2 - A prayer for all who are ill

2020Day2Today Br Marco leads us in our prayer on this 2nd day of our Novena for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Each day we are praying for different groups of people around the world who are experiencing or are affected by COVID-19. Today we are praying for all who are ill, especialy as a result of COVID-19.

You can join him on Facebook or on this page anytime during the day. You can also download the prayer and intentions.

Monday, 06 July 2020 17:07

Day 1 - Prayer for peace

2020Day1Welcome to Day 1 of our Novena of Prayer for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on 16 July. On each day we will be praying for different groups of people around the world who are experiencing or affected by COVID-19. Join Br Albino in praying today's prayer for peace in our world, our neighbours, our families and ourselves.

You can also join him on Facebook anytime during the day. You can also download the prayer and intentions.

Sunday, 05 July 2020 16:39

Join us for 9 days of prayer

2020NOLMCWeb160On the 9 days before the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (16 July), the Carmelites invite you to join with them in prayer. Every year we pray for the needs of our Carmelite Family in Australia and Timor-Leste. This year, in the midst of COVID-19, we are including the people of the world in our novena of prayer. Please join with us each day from Tuesday 7 July to Wednesday 15 July when one of our young Carmelites will lead us in prayer. You can join them  on Facebook or on this page anytime during the day. You can also pdf download the prayer and intentions. (4.51 MB) Watch Br Albino's invitation to join the Novena.

Go to our Novena of Prayer page for each day's Prayer.

Saturday, 04 July 2020 16:38

A blessing or a burden?

202014OTWeb150Almost all of us have felt the burden of coronavirus in our country. For most it is the burden of fear and uncertainty, worry and concern. Others also had to deal with the burden of the illness itself and its effect on those they love. All of us have been burdened by lockdowns and shortages.

Read more & download Lectio Divina for this Sunday.

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Saturday, 04 July 2020 16:26

Lifting burdens & shaing the load

202014OTAWeb150The Gospel today is a joyful, ecstatic outburst of feeling by Jesus. Matthew’s community must have been deeply troubled by the fact that the ‘learned and clever’ religious leaders of their day did not accept the message of Jesus. Surely they, of all people, should have been able to recognise the truth. But in this passage, Matthew explains that it is not from a position of knowledge or power that one recognises who Jesus is. Rather, it is from an attitude of openness and simplicity, such as we often find in children.

Read the reflection for this Sunday's Gospel

Thursday, 02 July 2020 14:02

Three to make Solemn Profession

2020SPWeb150Brs Albino Dos Santos, Marcolino Gomes and Matthew Tonini will make their Solemn Profession (life-long commitment) as Carmelites on 16 July, the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The ceremony will be held at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to invite you to join with us in person, but we will have video and photos available shortly after the ceremony.

Read more about Albino, Marco & Matthew.

Sunday, 28 June 2020 16:37

Celebrating Fr Ken's life

2020CFKLWeb150We celebrated Fr Ken's funeral last Monday in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Middle Park (Vic). Due to COVID-19 restrictions it was a small crowd who gathered in the Church, but many more joined us via livestream. Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial) was the celebrant along with Fr Hugh Brown (Parish Priest) and Fr David Hofman (Prior, Middle Park). Sr Kathleen Murphy prepared the eulogy and Fr Paul gave the homily.

You can watch the video of the Mass and download Sr Kath's eulogy and Fr Paul's homily here.

Friday, 26 June 2020 16:34

Donato returns to Timor for Ordination

2020DRTWeb150Br Donato has been living with our community at Coorparoo (QLD) for the past year and will shortly return to Timor for his Ordination as a priest. While Donato has been here in Australia he has been studying English and exercising his ministry as a deacon in Our Lady of Mt Carmel Parish. Parishioner Madeleine Sayer caught up with Donato last week for a chat. Read the interview.

Friday, 26 June 2020 16:10

A 'new normal' for disciples of Jesus

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Today’s Gospel passage highlights both the cost and rewards of true discipleship. The disciples’ relationship with Jesus must be the centre of their lives and the context for all other relationships including our family members.

Hospitality and welcome are concrete expressions of discipleship because the disciple is one who witnesses to the compassion and mercy of God with open hearts and concrete good actions. This is to be the 'new normal' for Jesus' disciples. Read the reflection for this Sunday's Gospel.

Friday, 26 June 2020 15:18

True Believers

Many are wondering about how our experience of COVID-19 is changing us and what sort of society we are becoming as a result. What will the ‘new normal’ look like? There is a sense of that in the Gospel reading this Sunday. Jesus is establishing a ‘new normal’ for his disciples in their relationships with him and with others. A new way of relating to others that goes beyond mere social custom and obligation - a call into genuine relationships with one another. Read more & download Lectio Divina for this Sunday.

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