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News

Wednesday, 03 February 2021 02:38

Catholic Education welcomes new staff

By Jenni Kennedy The beginning of the school year commenced for Catholic Education Office staff on Monday, January 18. The first week of term, dubbed…
By Jenni Kennedy  After 91 years of service, the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (DOLSH) will no longer reside in the Elmore…
Wednesday, 03 February 2021 01:06

Diocese remembers Bishop Joe

28 December marked the tenth anniversary of the death of Bishop Joseph Angelo Grech, the Sixth Bishop of Sandhurst.  On Sunday 27 December, after the 11.00 a.m. Mass, Bishop Shane…
Thursday, 24 December 2020 10:57

Christmas Message 2020 from Bishop Shane

At Christmas, we celebrate Jesus as the light who comes in our darkness. This year, perhaps more than ever, we are aware of how much…
Tuesday, 15 December 2020 15:36

Father DJ Our Newest Priest

After 48 hours as a priest, Fr Denib Suguitan (DJ) reflects on his Ordination to the priesthood. "If there is one thing I have learned…
Tuesday, 15 December 2020 14:42

Third Time Around, Fr DJ is at Last Ordained!

Fr DJ Suguitan has been ordained a priest for the Sandhurst Diocese after his priestly ordination was postponed twice due to COVID-19. Seminarian, Jackson Saunders,…
Tuesday, 15 December 2020 14:00

The View from Home

By Jackson Saunders In a year of moves aplenty, sixth-year seminarian Jackson Saunders, reflects back on 2020. The year began in Rome and is ending…
"How is God Calling Us to be a Christ-centred Church in Australia that is a: Joyful, hope-filled and servant community?" Lyn Breen reports on the…
Tuesday, 15 December 2020 12:21

Mass for You at Home continues in 2021

Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli has confirmed that 'Mass for You at Home' will continue to air on Network Ten and in regional areas and on…
Tuesday, 15 December 2020 11:36

International Day of People with a Disability

By Mary Pianta "Though it takes effort to fully include everyone, according to their own gifts and talents, the active participation of people with disabilities…
Tuesday, 15 December 2020 10:17

Stronger Tonight Rally

Sandhurst Youth mustered online for the second 'Stronger Tonight' Rally which was live-streamed over the weekend,  Hosted by recent St Mary of the Angels Secondary College graduate, Brad…
Tuesday, 15 December 2020 09:47

Catholic Education in Good Hands

Bishop Shane Mackinlay last week announced the membership of the inaugural boards for Catholic Education Sandhurst Ltd (CES) and Sandhurst Early Childhood Education and Care Ltd (SCECE&C). "I am…
Tuesday, 15 December 2020 00:27

Like a Puppet on a String

Written by Fr Michael Grace 'Like a Puppet on a String' is the sort of poem you will want to print and savour during Summer holiday…
Monday, 14 December 2020 15:50

God is with us

As we move into the Season of Christmas, Cathy Jenkins reflects on what this Advent pandemic waiting time has meant for us. As Christmas approaches…
Monday, 14 December 2020 12:10

Hold loved ones close

Lyn Breen  offers ways for us to hold loved ones close this Christmas. Not only those who are far away, but also those with whom relationships…
Friday, 04 December 2020 17:49

The Church by the Creek

A poem by Fr Michael Grace Quietly it stands, the Church by the creek;Never changing ­­­— as it was in the beginning — . . . 
Thursday, 03 December 2020 13:15

Our Priestly Poet, Fr Michael Grace

Fr Michael Grace loves to write poetry and has generously agreed to share his poems with us in the Sandpiper e-News.  Lyrical, funny and poignant, his…
It's fair to say that Rev. Denib Suguitan (DJ) is one of Sandhurst's most experienced and patient Deacons.  It has been over fourteen months since DJ was ordained…
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