Monthly Archives: February 2022

International Transgender Day of Visibility, 31 March

Trans Day of Visibility is an annual international celebration of trans pride and awareness, recognising trans and gender diverse experiences and achievements. This is especially topical in Australia with discussion that centred around the Religious Discrimination Bill. On 31 March … Continue reading

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COCU22C.Lent4C

Readings Joshua 5:9-12: The Israelites celebrate the Passover, as God proclaims that the “disgrace of Egypt” is removed from them, and have their first meal in Canaan. The day after that the manna stops arriving. Psalm 32: A celebration of … Continue reading

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Feast Day of Saint Benedict – March 21

After founding twelve communities of monks at Subiaco, Italy, Benedict of Norcia (480 AD – 21 March 547) traveled to Montecassino where he established a monastery and wrote “The Rule.” This simple set of guidelines for how the life of … Continue reading

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Harmony Day, 21stMarch

Harmony Day is managed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, and is intended to celebrate the cohesive and inclusive nature of Australia and promote a tolerant and culturally diverse society. Harmony Day began in 1999, coinciding with the United … Continue reading

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COCU21C.Lent3C

ReadingsIsaiah 55:1-9: An invitation from God for those who are hungry and thirsty to receive food and drink free of charge, to seek God while God may be found, and to recognise that God’s ways are much higher than the … Continue reading

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World Water Day.March22

UN World Water Day (WWD) is recognised each year on March 22. In 2022, the theme is “Groundwater: making the invisible visible.” Groundwater resources are the invisible lifeline of our planet. They provide almost half of all drinking water worldwide, … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day, 17 March

Brigit (451-525 AD) is a Celtic saint who exemplified the wonderful gift of hospitality that Celtic Christians believed was not only meant to be a custom in their homes, it was a key into the Kingdom of God. To offer hospitality was seen as receiving Christ into their midst and fulfilling the law of love.  Continue reading

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COCU20C.Lent 2C

ReadingsGenesis 15:1-12, 17-18: Abram’s faith leads him into relationship with God (righteousness) and God makes a covenant with Abram, promising him that he will have a son to be his heir, and descendants as numerous as the stars in the … Continue reading

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IWD – International Women’s Day (March 8 each year)

Friday March 8th 2024: Theme: tbc An International Women’s Day PrayerGod,Today we honour the women of all times and places,Women of courage,Women of hope,Women of suffering,Women of mourning,Women living fully,Women experiencing joy,Women delighting in life,Women knowing the interconnectedness of the … Continue reading

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COCU19C.Lent1C

ReadingsDeuteronomy 26:1-11: Instructions to bring the first produce from each crop as a thanksgiving offering to God, and a recognition of God’s care, provision and liberation of God’s people in the past and the present. Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16: A psalm … Continue reading

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