Latest News

Read our latest articles and news.

Majellan Day 2023

Join the Majellan team with guest Fr Bruce Duncan CSsR for our annual Online Majellan Day Liturgy, as we celebrate the Feast of St Gerard Majella.

The service will include a Liturgy, and Family Blessings. As part of the liturgy, Fr Bruce will offer up your prayers.

Send us your prayers and tune in at 6:00 pm AEDT on 16 October.

Read Article »

Climate crisis compels Laudato Si update

Pope Francis’ follow-up document to his 2015 encyclical on the environment will reportedly be released on October 4. The pope said he was updating the document because of the current issues affecting large parts of the planet and called on Catholics to work to help protect our ‘common home’.

Read Article »

God’s lavish generosity

Many of the grim-faced youths waiting to have their feet washed that Holy Thursday were heavily tattooed. They were familiar with the harsh realities of crime and violence. Nevertheless, the elderly figure knelt before them, gently washed then dried their feet, and kissed their feet lovingly.

Read Article »

Love is the greater power

A wandering preacher’s violent execution by a long-gone empire a couple thousand years ago is the salvation of the world? That eccentric rabbi is the king of heaven and earth? Are you joking? He said what? It is more blessed to give than to receive? He taught who will inherit the earth? Everybody knows what happens to the meek: they lose. Every time. If I strike you, and you turn the other cheek, I won. Right?

Read Article »

Lonely mum looking for friends

RU OK Day will be held tomorrow. This is one mother’s personal experience of loneliness and how she fought to overcome it.

My iPhone buzzed. I looked down at the text message on the glowing blue screen. The words took a moment to sink in. It was like being back in primary school and discovering you hadn’t been invited to your friend’s sleepover, only worse.

Read Article »

God will never let us go

One of the most memorable animated movies in recent times is “Frozen.” This hit Disney film, which had the song, “Let it Go,” tells the story of two sisters, Anna and Elsa.

Read Article »

To win at all costs?

The Australian cricketers were accused of cheating during the second Ashes test when Johnny Bairstow was caught out of his crease. The ball was still live when Australia’s wicketkeeper Alex Carey stumped him.

Read Article »

The way of the cross

Is self-sacrifice ever mentioned in your workplace, along with service, commitment, excellence or respect?  Probably not because, as one website suggests, it’s not normal and very unhealthy, while another warns us that you’ll sacrifice your own well-being.

Read Article »

Becoming a mother

Motherhood is a beautifully enriching time that realises a couple’s hopes and dreams. However, leading up to the child’s birth can be a time of

Read Article »

Being crafty at Advent

In preparation for Christmas and Advent which starts tomorrow, why not make your own family Advent calendar.  All you need are envelopes, pegs from the

Read Article »

Be a lucky family

If you feel unlucky the chances are you probably will be. But if you are feeling lucky then the cards might be stacked in your favour.

Read Article »

Your story matters

The magical power that’s fundamental to the telling of every person’s story is powerful and can help your family.

Overcoming trauma or just turning a negative into a positive can a create a collective sense of belonging and being needed.

So, embrace your stories! Your story may seem insignificant but not to your family. Digging out an old stump in the back garden, buying a new puppy or relating your insomnia are stories that should be told rather than kept to yourself.

When we share our everyday stories with family and friends, we humanise our experience, cementing the bonds with the people we love.

I recently heard a story of a beautiful wedding; the weather was perfect, and the bride and groom looked gorgeous. Unfortunately, a guest accidentally spat red wine over the bride’s white wedding gown at the end of the night. The bride was upset that her beautiful dress was ruined on the best day of her life. Perhaps she’d planned to hand the dress on to a future daughter.

Every person has a unique story, good and bad. Bring your story back to life!

Excellent day all

Read Article »

The language of compassion

The daily work grind for most of us will be taking a long and well-deserved break this coming weekend.

With four days off for Victorians and many others around Australia having 3 days off, including the public holiday to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s recent passing, take a minute to consider the word ‘compassion’.

Compassion is part of the human condition and is crucial. Some people have a lot of compassion for the less fortunate while others rarely display empathy towards others.

With finals in many sports happening during September, it is important to show compassion for the loser. In any final there is always a winner and a loser. The individual or team that loses will be hurting so some kind words can make a difference.

“They did their best and deserve to be congratulated” or “They may not have won the game, but they earned our respect for the way they played.”

Do you show compassion? If not, perhaps it is something we could all work on over the long weekend.

Read Article »