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The website of the Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy is starting to re-appear, after a new website was attacked and destroyed last year.

Check it out here: http://www.clergy.asn.au/

Almighty and Eternal God

look with mercy upon Your priests,

sharing Your Fatherhood in Holy Church.

Your Son, the Lord Jesus, has made them

priests and victims with Himself:

day by day may they offer the worship

of His Mystical Body

in the Eucharistic Sacrifice,

with their own homage

of heart, mind and body.

By the Holy Spirit, make them zealous

in their priestly ministry;

keep them devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary,

obedient to the Pope and their own Bishop,

and through them inspire young men

to serve You in the priesthood.

To You, O Holy Trinity,

Be honour and glory forever and ever.  Amen.

Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy

Intercession of St Mary MacKillop

St Mary of the Cross (MacKillop)

This morning I read a nice article by Fr Gerard Dowling OAM reflecting on his experience with cancer five years ago, and his gratitude for the intercession of St Mary MacKillop.

You can find the article in Melbourne’s Kairos Catholic Journal here, then go to page 37.

Retreat for Clergy

The Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy is soon holding its annual retreat for clergy, September 5-9, 2011.

This year’s retreat master is Rev. Fr Ronan Kilganon, a consecrated hermit in the Diocese of Wollongong.

More details are available here.  Registrations close Monday 29 August.