The Sower

The Sower is the Diocesan publication chronicling the history of the Diocese.
It is published four times a year- Easter, Winter, Spring and Christmas.

Editor – Fr Gerard Totanes
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(Sower Editorial)

At a recent PD for teachers in Catholic Education which I was privileged to attend being school chaplain, Jesuit priest Fr Richard Leonard said in unequivocal terms, €œWe€™re on about Jesus! He is our cornerstone.€ That statement set the tone of the whole exercise and quite surprisingly, it was well received by most, if not by all who attended, Catholic or otherwise. But how much of that inspiring talk is absorbed by the listener and flows into daily life is another story.

When the Bishops of Australia launched the Year of Grace on Pentecost Sunday, it was the same message they tried to communicate, €œWe€™re on about Jesus!€ Spirit-filled, we confidently embarked on the path of grace by starting afresh from Christ.

Many questions surfaced as I pondered on the call to start afresh from Christ.  This theme is as captivating as it is challenging; it appeals to both the head and the heart. What am I being asked to do right here, right now? What loving response can I offer that mirrors Christ to my neighbour?

Vision Statement

We are:

* a welcoming community which reaches out to all
* celebrating Christ's presence
* joyfully living out our Christian calling across distance and diversity

This vision states that as a Diocese, we aim to be a welcoming, missionary, centred on Christ, and each striving to live one's particular vocation. It is in living out our calling that we praise God, follow Christ, influence society and achieve the goal of eternal life won for us by Christ. In the parishes we have encouraged people to measure whatever they do against this Diocesan vision.

Most Rev. Justin Bianchini, DD

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