Latest Mass Schedule

Latest Mass Schedule

Mass Schedule from 15 Dec to 22 Dec 2019. Sunday Year A. Weekday Year 2. 

Homily for Solemnity of Christ the King

Homily for Solemnity of Christ the King

Today we celebrate the feast of Christ the King. In today’s world, the image of Christ as King has largely lost its power. For it is an image that belongs to a bygone age. These days, the pomp and...

Homily for the Funeral Mass for Fr Mark Ryan

Homily for the Funeral Mass for Fr Mark Ryan

In our reading from the Letter to the Hebrews is a favourite verse of Fr Mark: “See, I have come to do your will, O God.” (Hebrews 10:9) And, in a sense, this sums up Fr Mark. For in lots of ways,...

Fr Mark Ryan Passed Away Peacefully

Fr Mark Ryan Passed Away Peacefully

Fr Mark Ryan passed away peacefully. His funeral mass was on Monday 4 Nov at 2pm. Homily for the Funeral Mass  

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Newsletter of the Cistercian Monks | Tarrawarra Abbey

Homily for 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Do you suppose that I am here to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.” So says the ‘Prince of Peace’ (Isaiah 9:6), him who promised to give ‘a peace that the world cannot give’ (John...

Homily for 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

‘And it happened, as the days leading to his being taken up above were being completed, that he turned his face to the journey to Jerusalem.’ (Luke 9:51) Or as the Jerusalem Bible has it: ‘He...

A visit from Dom Sevanand, the Abbot of Kurisumala Ashram

A visit from Dom Sevanand, the Abbot of Kurisumala Ashram

Dom Sevanand, the Abbot of Kurisumala Ashram, our daughterhouse in India, visited us for a few days. He enjoyed the cold weather and saw many Australian native animals in Healesville Sanctuary.

Homily for 3rd Sunday Easter 2019

Homily for 3rd Sunday Easter 2019

“Do you love me? … Feed my sheep.” (John 21:17) Earlier Jesus had said: “If someone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and will make our home with...

Homily for Easter Vigil 2019

Homily for Easter Vigil 2019

In my lectio divina, I have reading the story in Mark’s Gospel about the cure of the Gerasene demoniac. The country of the Gerasenes was on the far side of the Sea of Galilee where the pagans lived....

Homily for Holy Thursday 2019

Homily for Holy Thursday 2019

“Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God …” (John 13:3) In some senses, the Eucharistic Meal on that Holy Thursday...

Homily For 5th Sunday of Lent

Homily For 5th Sunday of Lent

In today’s gospel story of the woman caught in the act of Adultery, to get something out of it for ourselves, we need to forget that this is a story of men once again casting the burden of sin on the...