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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

When it was evening, the disciples approached Jesus and said, “This is a deserted place and it’s already late; dismiss the crowds so that they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves.”  Jesus said, “There is no need for them to go away; give them some food yourselves.”...Taking the five loaves and two fish, and looking up to heaven, Jesus said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds.      Matthew 14, 13-21

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GoodSeedThe Good Seed Will Grow

A Formation Framework for Edmund Rice Communities

The Good Seed Will Grow' seeks to reimagine the way we look at formation for mission in our communities.  It takes as its starting point Our Sacred Story and then explores how the Dynamic of Formation emerges from and continues to animate this story.

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Newly Appointed Oceania Leadership Team

Peter Clinch
Chris Meehl
Gerard Brady
BERNIE Gartland
John Webb
Province Leader
Deputy Province Leader
Br Peter Clinch
Br Chris Meehl
Br Gerard Brady
Br Bernard Gartland
Br Ted Magee
Br John Webb

Will assumes office at the end of this week, on Friday, 25 July 2014.
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Request to contribute to “Celebrating Oceania”

This request is addressed to all Ministry Leaders, Brothers, Groups and Individuals
who are part of the Oceania Province in some way.

The Province is producing a publication which gathers as many as we can of the achievements and activities around over the first seven years of the Oceania Province. We hope to have in this publication a brief description and a photograph of some element of the endeavours of every group in the broader Province. 

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Graeme Frawley's Funeral Services

Graeme Vigil was held at Boondall. Quite a large crowd provided a moving tribute to Graeme. The Funeral was held at Terrace, Graeme’s former College. The eulogy was said by Tony White.

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Frawley Graeme



 The Oceania Province Chapter

of the Christian Brothers

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Christian Brothers Oceania Province

Two Positions Available:


The Christian Brother’s Edmund Rice Community (St Kilda, Victoria) is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic Carer/Manager willing to manage the operational aspects of the Brothers Community in St Kilda so as to create a vibrant compassionate brother‐focused community. You will be part of an energetic team that brings the highest standard of personalized care and meaningful service for the residents.

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Assistant Carer/Manager (FTE 0.4)

The Christian Brother’s Edmund Rice Community (St Kilda) is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic Assistant Carer/Manager willing to assist with the management and operational aspects of the Brothers Community in St Kilda during the weekend. You will be part of an energetic team that assists to create a vibrant brother‐focused community and that provides the highest standard of personalized care and meaningful services for the residents.

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Positions Vacant

CBCrossAborigenalThe way in which the Christian Brothers work together with the Indigenous people of Australia is expressed in the artwork by William Parmbuk and by the protocols prepared by those working in ministry to the Aboriginal people.


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Our Work

thumb Solar PanelThe former Provinces of the Christian Brothers in Oceania have, for some time, had outreaches to Developing Nations.Oceania Brothers have been in China since the 1930's, Papua New Guinea since the 1950's, in the Pacific Islands, Africa, Timor Leste and the Philippines.

The Christian Brothers have always been willing to move to where they were most needed. Indeed, in the lifetime of Edmund Rice, when Australia and New Zealand were themselves developing nations the Irish Brothers came here to educate and instil Christian Principles into the young men of these nations. When there were enough Brothers they spread to other parts of the region where the need was greater.

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Our Work

Edmund the TeacherEdmund Rice chose education as the main way through which he would serve God and the most disadvantaged people of Waterford. He inspired others to join him in this work. Soon his Brothers developed a system of Catholic Schools which spread to every continent.

Schools in the tradition of Edmund Rice and the Christian Brothers operate over several national and educational jurisdictions. While all these schools in Australian are governed by Edmund Rice Education Australia, those in other countries have other management structures.

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Our Work