December 2023

Let us continue to pursue peace in our hearts

“The LORD will bless (his) people with peace” (Psalm 29:11). This was the response to the Psalm on Tuesday 13 February 2001. Even now, the memory is still with me.

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Ministries aim to make the festive season a time of faith and hope

The Good Samaritan Foundation brings together people and resources to support the works and initiatives of the Good Samaritan Sisters to assist those in need in communities across Australia and...

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Cup of Peace Café offers a pathway to future employment

Students at the Mater Dei School in Camden have embarked on a new endeavour in business and hospitality by opening the Cup of Peace Café, an enterprise they helped design.

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Report provides a template for Church response to family violence

A new report highlighting the success of a pilot program conducted by Catholic Social Services Victoria and the Diocese of Sale provides a template to address domestic and family violence,

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Read, watch, listen: top picks to bring in the New Year

In this edition, The Good Oil has gathered recommendations from some of our readers and writers on what to read, watch and listen to over Christmas and the New Year.

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Finding my voice

As the clouds part and the sun tries to shine, I am reminded of the parallel with life. As we move through life, we face many clouds, storms and sunshine.

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Still Standing

Good Samaritan Sister Marie Casamento’s entry ‘Still Standing’ was highly commended in The Good Oil 2023 Writers’ Award, which has the aim of supporting and encouraging emerging and published writers.

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