ARCHBISHOP CHRISTOPHER PROWSE’S EASTER MESSAGE
CORONA (CROWN) OF THORNS
Just a few months ago, none of us had heard of the CORONAVIRUS. Now it is our uninvited Easter guest.
It seems the whole world has become sick due to its global presence.
We cannot get away from it. It has turned our world upside down. We are anxious and fearful. Even in supermarkets ….. more
MESSAGE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER
For Christians, Easter represents a time of reflection and renewal, as we remember the sacrifice of Christ, His resurrection and the divine story of redemption.
This year we will celebrate Easter differently ….. more
HOLY WEEK MASSES – Live Streamed
All Holy Week Masses will be live streamed from the crypt at
St Christopher’s Cathedral. catholicvoice.org.au/mass-online
The program is:
Holy Thursday April 9 at 7pm – Evening Mass
Good Friday April 10:
10am —Way of the Cross
3pm — Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
Holy Saturday April 11 at 7pm — Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday April 12 at I lam — Easter Mass
Celebrate Holy Week in your home
The End of Lent
A NINE DAY NOVENA: Good Friday-Divine Mercy Sunday
Jesus revealed to Saint Faustina a nine day novena that He desired be prayed in preparation for Divine Mercy Sunday. The novena begins on Good Friday and is prayed each day of the Triduum and of Easter Week …. more
The novena below comes from the private revelations of Saint Faustina as recorded in her Diary of Divine Mercy.
Divine Mercy Novena
“I desire that during these nine days you bring souls to the font of My mercy”
PENITENTIARY INDULGENCE – COVID-19 Pandemic
The gift of special Indulgences is granted to the faithful suffering from COVID-19 disease, commonly known as Coronavirus, as well as to health care workers, family members and all those who in any capacity, including through prayer, care for them.
For details see the Pope’s decree
CHAPLET of DIVINE MERCY
The Divine Mercy Message and Devotion
How to recite the Chaplet
Donna Gibson Videos
Pray the Chaplet along with Donna’s beautiful voice
Chaplet of Divine Mercy Prayer, by Donna Cori Gibson
Chaplet Of The Divine Mercy (Sung by: Donna Cori Gibson)
PRAY MORE NOVENAS
The Coronavirus Novena
Holy Week Forecast: Easter Morning Will Dawn
– Our hope is in Christ.
Holy Week is not holy because of the palms Catholics wave on Palm Sunday. Nor is it holy because of the songs we sing on Holy Thursday, the quiet we keep on Good Friday, or the cleaning, cooking and ironing we do on Holy Saturday, as we prepare for guests on Easter Sunday.
The palms, the songs, the work of hospitality — each, in a different way, is holy. So, too, are the fasts we make and the silence we keep during Holy Week. These things are important. They matter. But they aren’t essential. Not one of them is what makes Holy Week holy. You can take them all away, and the week remains, as always, sacred.
And this year, they have been taken away.
The liturgies continue, but they take place in silent churches with empty pews ….. more
Emily Stimpson Chapman
National Catholic Register
They Saw and Believed:
Scott Hahn Reflects on Easter Sunday
Jesus is nowhere visible. Yet today’s Gospel tells us that Peter and John “saw and believed.”
What did they see? Burial shrouds lying on the floor of an empty tomb. Maybe that convinced them …. more.