Archive | December 2010

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Readings for Mary, Mother of God [Solemnity]

First reading Numbers 6:22-27 © The Lord spoke to Moses and said, ‘Say this to Aaron and his sons: “This is how you are to bless the sons of Israel. You shall say to them: May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord let his face shine on you and be gracious […]

Funeral of Bishop Joe Grech

The Funeral of Bishop Joe Grech of Sandhurst is on Thursday,  6 January, 2011, at 1 pm, Sacred Heart Cathedral Bendigo. There is also a vigil service on Wednesday evening, 5 January,  at 7 pm, at the Catholic Cathedral in Bendigo. For more INFO…visit here:

The beloved Bishop of Sandhurst Tribute [Press Release]

The Most Reverend Joseph Angelo Grech, much loved Bishop of the Sandhurst Diocese died (28/12/2010) at St Vincent’s hospital Melbourne after the recurrence of a blood disorder. He was aged 62. Appointed as the sixth Bishop of the Sandhurst Diocese in 2001, the Most Reverend Joseph Grech has been a Bishop of the people, loved […]

Life of Bishop Joe Grech of Sandhurst

Bishop Joseph Angelo Grech DD was installed as the sixth Bishop of Sandhurst in a solemn ceremony at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Friday 27 April 2001. Born in Balzan, Malta on 10 December 1948, he attended the local schools and the Diocesan Seminary. He left Malta to follow many of his people to Melbourne and […]

Bishop Joe Grech’s death

Australian Catholic Church mourns Bishop Joseph Grech The Australian Catholic Church mourns a holy and gentle pastor – Bishop Joseph Angelo Grech, 1948-2010. It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Bishop Joseph Angelo Grech, Bishop of Sandhurst, Victoria, at the age of 62. Bishop Joe Grech took ill on […]

Bye Bishop Joe

I have journeyed with Bishop Joe Grech for sometimes up until yesterday, 28 December[my birthday]  when he died at the hospital in Melbourne.  He had been my good mentor, a good father and a good friend. This song is my way of recalling the wonderful journey in life I had been with this amazing Bishop. […]

So long Bishop Joe Grech

I lost my second Father. Ever since I came to Australia, about four years now, Bishop Joe has been my father, a mentor and a friend. He made me face the reality of my own father’s death, which I have been suppressing for more than ten years. Only last year, this year, during the Holy […]