Bishop's Message

Dear Friends,

It has been a very difficult time for us in the last few days.  We acknowledge of course the pain we experience would be small compared to what victims have endured and still endure.  There is a real rage in the media and in society about the case concerning Cardinal George Pell.  As we know the case will be appealed and we wait for the legal system to take its course.

I wish to reassure everyone that the safety of children and other vulnerable people are of the utmost importance to us, and every step is being taken to ensure their wellbeing withn Church Institutions.

It is also important for us to remember that our Church is based on Jesus Christ.  Anyone who knows scripture and church history knows how frail human beings can be.  Judas betrayed Jesus; Peter let Him down; and through history we have a community composed of saints and sinners as Jesus had predicted.  Jesus is our way, truth and life (John 14:6), and no other human being.  He promises to be with us always, even unto the end of time, and the gates of hell can never prevail against us because of Jesus.

So let us not tire to be holy and let our own hearts forever be connected to the Gospel and to Jesus in the service of God and our neighbour.

I want to assure you of my prayerful and loving support as your Bishop.

Bishop Charles Gauci