• Outdoor Sculpture
    Outdoor Sculpture

    This outdoor sculpture of Ambrose and his companions commemorates their arrival in Melbourne 150 years ago the 50th anniversary of Parade College East Melbourne relocation to its present site at Bundoora.

  • Good Friday
    Good Friday

    Christ dies that we might LIVE

  • A sense of Place
    A sense of Place
  • Receiving the Spirit
    Receiving the Spirit

Oceania Province Newsletter


Update from Edmund Rice Camps SA

It’s fair to say 2020 is not the year anyone of us had anticipated. What was originally planned as a year to celebrate 30 years of Edmund Rice Camps in South Australia, has instead become a year of opportunity for innovation, reflection, and action. Our Camps At Home website is an example of the innovation that has come from these challenging times. Through the website, we’ve been able to create a place where our campers and volunteers can come together in a safe and controlled environment, and in some small way, feel connected through the time of isolation.

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Edmund Rice Centre - Mirrabooka Perth WA

It's not every day you find yourself enjoying afternoon tea in the company of the Honorable Kim Beazley, Governor of Western Australia. It was an absolute pleasure to share our experiences with the man who symbolizes the epitome of great leadership himself.
The Developing Community Leaders Initiative, coordinated by the Edmund Rice Centre WA and supported by the WA Police Force, develops young people into strong community leaders with an active presence within their own communities and the wider Australian community, expanding their involvement in social, civic and economic life.

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ReefThe Great Barrier Reef is going through its third mass bleaching event in 5 years.
‘Disaster Capitalism’

Recently you might have seen this phrase mentioned. It really means an established pattern of capitalists exploiting the cover of disasters to introduce (or entrench) extractive policies without sufficient scrutiny. The message is simple. We need to stay alert to these manoeuvres and avoid distractions. The pressing need for economic recovery in the face of the current disaster could cover a range of such exploits. (thanks to last weekend’s Eureka Street)
 In NSW the state government recently approved an extension of longwall coalmining under Woronora reservoir, which supplies drinking water to parts of Sydney and the Illawarra.
The Victorian State Government quietly lifted its moratorium on drilling for onshore conventional gas reserves.



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National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council

NATSICC has released the 2020 Resource kit. This year, an expanded set of multimedia resources have been provided to assist schools and Parishes to celebrate the day.

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