A letter to America

31 May 2013


After returning today from my second trip to the US, I feel that after seven weeks and more than ten thousand kilometres [kilometers] of driving across eighteen different states – that’s about six thousand miles – I could be regarded as something of an expert. Perhaps a few observations are in order: 1. Measurement. Seriously,…

New Kindle version of eMissal now available

9 September 2012


Over the weekend I have been able to create and post new versions of the both the ePub and Kindle editions of the Roman Missal (3rd edition); for the first time the Kindle edition now includes all of the music of the ePub edition, as well as the corrections of a number of minor errors…

Prepared for heaven

2 May 2012


Bastien Joseph Isaiah Madrill, 18 April 1996 – 26 April 2012 It is always with a certain hesitation that I attend to a call like I received last Thursday evening, to visit a family’s home after the death of a loved one. Although you have been invited, you are never quite sure what will await…

eMissal now includes Music

31 March 2012


  The industry-standard e-book edition of the English eMissal now includes all the music for Holy Week and the Easter Triduum, as well as the Ordinary of the Mass (including the fifty main Prefaces) and some of the music for the seasons of the year (Ash Wednesday – Pentecost). The ePub version of the Missal…

fecit mihi magna

5 February 2012


Many years ago, I read the biography of the then holy father, Pope John Paul II – ‘Witness of Hope’ by George Weigel (1999). One of the things that really struck me as I read his story, was the detail about his ordination as a deacon. It was essentially a private event, taking place during…

New eMissal now available

9 November 2011


The Cover of the epub and mobi editions. The new translation of the Roman Missal has been available for use in Australia since Pentecost Sunday this year, but the text only becomes compulsory from the First Sunday in Advent (27 November 2011). This is also the first time that the text will be used at…

Renovations at SJV – Stage 2

5 June 2011


Photo gallery showing some of the recent works in the renovations…View the album for the whole set of photos.

Renovations at SJV

24 February 2011


The parish Church at Fairy Meadow is soon to undergo a range of renovations – improvements to the sanctuary, the main body of the church and to the entrances and landscaping. Some of the work will require that the church is closed (during which time all Masses will be transferred to the parish church in…

Vatican Museum App on iTunes

17 December 2009


Last night I downloaded the new The Vatican Museums Interactive guide for iPhone and iPod touch. It is a great little app with wonderful audio commentary and fantastic detail on many of the wonders of the Museum. A really well-executed application and great value for only $5.99 in the Australian iTunes shop. Go on -…

Above the broken

11 June 2009


New music video from EmmanuelWorship – will be released on their new album ‘Justice and Praise’ – well worth a watch. Great video!Watch now in a new window.

New Book: Worship, the activity of disciples (Pat Keady)

23 May 2009


A great new book by Brisbane-based author Pat Keady, one of the leaders of EmmanuelWorship, has just been released. I received my copy on Friday – it is great to finally hold something that you have helped a friend to prepare. This is the blurb that I wrote for the book. “In Worship: the Activity…

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