Spiritual Resources

Prayer sites

Prayer sites

Pray for Ukraine and Russia. Our Bishop Anthony is urging the People of God in the Diocese of Broken Bay to join their prayers with Catholics around the world to pray for the swift end to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.   The Australian Catholic Bishops...

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Advent 2021 enrichment

Advent 2021 enrichment

As we count down the days to Christmas during these difficult times, we pray that by meditating on God’s Word in these daily Advent and Christmas reflections, you may be graced with moments of silence to ponder in your heart (cf. Lk 2:19) the many “blessings” in your life—inspiring you in your call to “blessedness” (that is, “holiness”) where true happiness is gained (cf. Pope Francis, Gaudete et exsultate, 64).

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Coronavirus Prayers 4

From Archbishop Anthony Fisher, Catholic Archbishop of Sydney We pray at this time for all affected by the coronavirus:for the dead and the grieving, the sick and the dying;for the elderly and the vulnerable, the isolated and the anxious;for those caring for them, our...

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Bay Connect Program Launch

Bay Connect Program Launch

To support Bishop Anthony’s wish to continue to connect and engage online with our community during these challenging times, the Evangelisation team launches BAY CONNECT today. This initiative provides an online program of regular activities commencing on 30...

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Coronavirus Prayers 3

From First Congregational Church of Berkeley, California: O Source of Healing, I place in your hands all people around the world who are sick with COVID. I place in your hands all those caring for them: family and friends, nurses and doctors. I place in your hands all...

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Coronavirus Prayers 2

Prayer from St John the Evangelist Parish, Lambton: Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness.” At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we...

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Coronavirus Prayers 1

Lord Jesus Christ, you taught us to love our neighbour and to care for those in need as if we were caring for you.In this time of anxiety, we pray for an end to the pandemic.Give us strength to comfort the fearful, to share hope,and to assure the isolated of our love,...

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Pope’s Prayer Intentions August 2021

Pope’s Prayer Intentions August 2021

By Benedict Mayaki, SJ  - Vatican News (link here) In his video message for his prayer intention for August, Pope Francis reminds the faithful that “the vocation of the Church is evangelization,” and even more, “the Church’s identity is evangelization.” In this month,...

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Pope’s Prayer Intentions – July 2021

Pope’s Prayer Intentions – July 2021

Play the 2 minute video. The Bible says that whoever finds a friend has found a treasure. I would like to invite everyone to go beyond their groups of friends and build social friendship, which is so necessary for living together well. We especially need to have a...

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Foster Care

Helping children and families cope is a generous Christian gift. To learn more of CatholicCare’s initiatives in this area; please see this letter from Tim Curran and a recent video with the Bishop.

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Prayer posters

Prayer posters

Would you like little reminders to help teach the children the basic prayers? Click below the images to download a print-ready file – no charge.
Print and fit into a frame 15 x 20 cm (8 x 6 inch). Frames are available at KMart for around

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Pope’s prayer intentions for January 2021- video

Pope’s prayer intentions for January 2021- video

Pope Francis says, “Fraternity leads us to open ourselves to the Father of all and to see in the other a brother or sister, to share our lives or to support, to love, and to know each other. The Church values God’s action in other religions, without forgetting that for us Christians, the wellspring of human dignity and fraternity, is in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

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Pope’s prayer intentions for November

… that progress in robotics and AI “be human”
In his video message on his prayer intention for November, Pope Francis emphasizes that progress in robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) be oriented “towards respecting the dignity of the person and of Creation”.

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Kid’s Bulletin

Kid’s Bulletin

The Kids' Bulletin is a fun way for Catholic kids to learn about the Faith every week. It has stories about the week's Gospel, Saint of the Week, Puzzels and is deliverable to your email. You can find each week's Kids Bulletin on this...

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Homily – 4th Sunday Lent

Homily – 4th Sunday Lent

Year A: 4th SUNDAY OF LENT Fr Paul & Fr Stephen, St Agatha’s, Pennant Hills – March 2020   No doubt, we have all had the experience of stumbling in the darkness and knowing what a relief it is when there is light in the darkness.  No doubt many of us have...

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A Season of Prayers

A Season of Prayers

Prayer this Lent The 3 key practices of Lent: prayer fasting almsgiving Do I pray to? praise God, express my love of God, be silent in the loving presence of God, express gratitude, seek forgiveness, ask….. How do I pray? When do I pray? Morning prayer Prayer time...

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Pope Francis & compassion.

Pope Francis & compassion.

Pope Francis on Atheists. Pope Francis on Reconciliation. Pope Francis Asks Chicago Teen to Sing for Him: Part 1 | Moderated by David Muir | ABC News Pope Francis Calls Los Angeles Mother a 'Brave Woman': Part 2 | Moderated by David...

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Pentecost Letter from Fr David Ranson

There is a perspective in theology that regards the event of Pentecost as the birth of the Church. On this day, the Spirit is poured out on the disciples. They are released from their disillusionments and their fears; they are enSpirited and emboldened to go out and to preach the Good News that the life of Christ is more powerful than death, that the self-sacrifice of his love has overpowered the forces of selfishness and suspicion, that the future stretches out beyond us as a constant invitation full of possibility. Our dead-ends have become new beginnings; our sunsets have been changed into dawns.

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How Pope Francis calls us to mission

by Fr Noel Connolly SSC, Plenary Council Facilitation Team Friedrich Nietzsche, the atheistic, “death of God” philosopher, was fond of taunting his Christian friends with: “I’ll believe in your redeemer when you look more redeemed.” Pope Francis in Evangelii...

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Prayer for a New Bishop

Prayer for a New Bishop

Heavenly Father and Eternal Shepherd, you watch over and govern your flock with vigilance and concern. In your immense love, grant to your Church a pastor who will please you by his holiness and aid us with his unfailing care. In your time, grant us the joy of...

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Life Marriage Family

Life Marriage Family

Life Marriage and Family from the Diocesan Office for Evangelisation has a number of workshops to help address some of the parenting issues for families or would-be families including online influences.

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An open letter from Fr David Ranson to the Grand Mufti of Australia

Your Excellency,
The events of 15 March 2019 in Christchurch are etched indelibly now in our minds and in our hearts. Through you, I extend the sympathy of the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay to the Muslim people of New Zealand (and Australia) who have been the target of this senseless brutality which we utterly reject and condemn. We stand with you in shock and in grief in the face of the evil that has been perpetrated.

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Article by Anna Krohn, ABC

Article by Anna Krohn, ABC

In times of ravaging emotion, a thoughtful observation from an on-looker can name what seems beyond coherent thought or speech. The media-savvy Orthodox Jewish-American Rabbi, Shmuel ("Shmuley") Boteach, made just such an observation during the all-too-often...

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Diocesan Safeguarding Panel

Diocesan Safeguarding Panel

In September 2018, the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay officially launched its Diocesan Office for Safeguarding, an initiative commenced under the leadership of former Bishop, Most Rev Peter A Comensoli. This significant development marked the first stage of a new...

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Lenten Discussion Groups

During Lent our Parish encourages parishioners to come together in groups to pray and reflect on the coming Sunday Gospel and our relationship with the Lord. Click here to learn about the great resources the Diocese has prepared.

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Reflection on the Solemnity of the Trinity:

Today we contemplate and celebrate the Most Holy Trinity, the mystery of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This is a deep mystery of our faith – not a mystery to be solved, but the mystery of God who is a “communion of love” and into whose life we are invited for all...

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May: the month of Mary

A reminder that May is the month when we honour Mary as our heavenly mother. As a final gesture of love in his own Passion, Jesus turns to Mary, and says to his beloved disciple John: “behold your mother.” And from that time, John (representing all disciples) made a...

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Our Lady of Fatima

This weekend (13th May) marks the 101st anniversary of Mary’s first appearance to the three children, Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco at Fatima. It was there that the Blessed Virgin under the title of Our Lady of the Rosary appeared on six occasions in 1917. In her...

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The Holy Family

December 31, Feast day. Scripture tells us practically nothing about the first years and the boyhood of the Child Jesus. All we know are the facts of the sojourn in Egypt, the return to Nazareth, and the incidents that occurred…

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What is love?

How to choose joy in the midst of a trial; one couple’s journey from fertility issues to a problem pregnancy – 6 minute video.

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Prayer podcast

A great podcast talk by Msg Charles Pope on prayer. Listen online or takeaway. Very relevant for all. Nourishment for the mind & soul.

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Common Prayers

Lift up your prayers – for all ages.

Prayers for this time.

Once more, we are called to pray in “the domestic church”. “Where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am among them.” (Matthew 18:20). Read more.

Mass online

We hope that you enjoy this service, and tell your friends, families, and colleagues about it. Please invite them to join the community of the Our Lady of the Way parishes as we worship.

Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found by clicking on the image above. You'll be directed to a beautiful Catholic prayer page.

Pope Francis on Twitter

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