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Archbishop Mark's Homily from the Ordination to Diaconate of Ernesto Villalba and Adrian Elridge

Nov 18, 2021

Last Saturday, Archbishop Mark ordained two deacons, Ernesto Villalba and Adrian Elridge at the Cathedral of St Stephen. In his homily, the Archbishop mentioned, "Deacons are called and graced by God; given everything they need for what lies ahead - and...

Homily from the All Souls Day Mass 2021

Nov 4, 2021

All Souls Day responds to one of life's deep experiences. When those we love die, the love lives on and becomes the prayer of this day, reaching out to embrace the dead, who are still with us, albeit mysteriously. The post Homily from the All Souls...

Homily at the Launch of Synod 2021-23

Oct 24, 2021

THE CATHEDRAL OF ST STEPHEN, BRISBANE Jeremiah 31:7-9; Hebrews 5:1-6; Mark 10:46-52 Through the two millennia of Christian history there have been 2 Ecumenical Councils, roughly one every century, though it hasn't been as neat as that. The first of them...

Homily from the Multicultural Mass 2021

Sep 30, 2021

Archbishop Mark Coleridge's Homily from the Multicultural Mass 2021 from the Cathedral of St Stephen, Brisbane. The annual Multicultural Mass is all about living St Francis' words 'fratelli, tutti'; we're all brother and sister together. The post Homily...

Homily for Presbyteral Ordination of Deacon Conor Power

Sep 12, 2021

The roots of this ordination go deep. They reach deep into the rich soil of the Power family; and more recently, a great deal of time, energy and money has been spent on preparing Deacon Conor for this moment. Ordinations like this don't just happen...

Ecumenical Prayer Service for the Season of Creation

Sep 2, 2021

The Cathedral of St Stephen Faced with the ecological crisis which is upon the planet, it's taken us time to find a deeply and distinctively biblical and Gospel voice - a voice which is not ideological or political, not wholly determined by economic concerns...

Homily on the Solemnity of St Mary MacKillop

Aug 8, 2021

The Cathedral of St Stephen, Brisbane 1 Kings 17:8-16; Colossians 3:12-17; Matthew 6:25-34 "Do not be anxious", says Jesus. Well, that's fine for Jesus perhaps. But what about us? Here we are in lockdown and facing a pandemic that seems like a marathon...

Homily from Commemoration of Centenary of the Death of Eileen O'Connor

Jul 29, 2021

A commemorative Mass was recently held in the Cathedral to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Servant of God Eileen O'Connor, who is on track to become Australia's next saint. Eileen co-founded Our Lady's Nurses for the Poor with Fr Edward McGrath...

Homily at Service for the Opening of the Legal Year

Jul 19, 2021

Before you speak the words of argument and judgement that make up the legal year, you come to listen to the words of Jesus Christ who is God's argument and God's judgement upon the world, lest in failing to hear his words you speak only your own words...


Jun 30, 2021

Cathedral of St Stephen 29 June 2021, Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul Neither Peter nor Paul knew what they were in for when they said yes to the call of Christ. Neither do William, Jack, Luke and Francis. Neither did I; neither did you. We all sign...

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