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Annual Remembrance Mass

October 30, 2020

November is traditionally the month of remembrance in the Catholic Church where we are given the opportunity to reflect and pray for those who are no longer with us. We are reminded of our unity with all who have died and give thanks for our loved ones who have gone before us in faith and are now entrusted to God’s loving care.

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Saints recognise God given dignity

October 30, 2020

Homily for All Saints Day.  American Scripture scholar John Pilch, tells us that honour is a major characteristic of life in the biblical world.   In fact, he claims, honour and shame are the public mechanisms that determine your place in that society.

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Celebrating the Feast Day of All Hallows

October 30, 2020

Our Parish of All Hallows was originally part of Our Holy Redeemer Parish, Surrey Hills.  There was considerable population growth in Balwyn in the immediate post-war years and the parish became a parish in its own right in January 1959 with the appointment of Fr Jim Shorten as the first parish priest. 

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Dialogue with Halloween

October 30, 2020

So should we celebrate Halloween?  What is your family tradition?  It is getting harder to avoid it as it is becoming more popular and commercialised.  Our children and grandchildren seem curious about it and like the idea of trick or treating.

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From the Parish House

October 23, 2020

Great expectations are being placed on the Premier’s Sunday announcement in relation to easing of restrictions for Melbournians in the coming days and weeks.   In…

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Pope Francis on Sport

October 23, 2020

Pope Francis is well known for his love of football (soccer).  The feature picture of him in this story shows him holding a soccer ball…

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Love conquers everything

October 23, 2020

Only human beings have the capacity for love. A world, a country, a community, a family without love would be hard to recognise as a genuine community or a family.

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My Year 12 in COVID

October 23, 2020

Year 12 has been an incredible year for the class of 2020.   It has been a year where every student has had to draw on inner strength and resilience to complete their final year of school.  We asked four of our young parishioners to reflect on their Year 12.  Here are their stories.

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The Mimovich Legacy

October 23, 2020

Several sculptures at the Alexandra Gardens in Kew share familiarities with art pieces in Melbourne Churches, including Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Deepdene. These beautiful art pieces are all by the renowned (late) Mrs Leopoldine Mimovich who has shared her story of her life and her art.

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Life has changed not ended

October 22, 2020

Ursula Mary Smith 23 April 1935 - 7 October 2020. Ursula and Bernie first met in 1954 and were married 4 years later at St Fidelis Church, Moreland by friend, Father Kevin Toomey.

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