Bishop's Message

Dear Friends,

As Jesus prepares to go up to Heaven he tells the early Christian community, as he also tells us, that the big distinguishing mark of the disciples of Jesus is that we love one another.

In the Church we all retain our unique qualities, our culture, our temperaments, our likes and dislikes, etc.

It is normal for people to have their own views on things, to agree to disagree.We cannot like everyone in the same way. Friendships and relationships take many forms. We cannot be everyone’s best friend.

However, we can love all people. We can love people who we do not like.

Over the years I have learnt that sometimes what I do not like about others is stuff that I do not like about myself!!

Dear friends, as disciples of Jesus we have a responsibility to be witnesses to the resurrection of Jesus, to be people of hope.

We need to resist the temptation to judge others, to give in to any form of prejudice. Our faith calls us to be prepared to move beyond our comfort zone and to reach out to those in need.

We start with our own families and close associates, at work, in sporting activities, etc. However, we are also called to reach out to all by being respectful and true to our Christian beliefs in our words and actions.

In all this we need the grace of God. With His grace we can do what we cannot do by ourselves. So we take time for prayer and reflection, and with His help, ACTION.

In all this Mary our mother is a great model of selfless love!

Bishop Charles Gauci