2019 Adult Faith Formation

For further information about any of these items and to book please contact Gail Gill
gail.gill@bbcatholic.org.au   or   9410 9021

The Gospel of Luke

Bishop David Walker will lead these sessions of exploration of the Gospel of Luke. This is a wonderful opportunity to deepen your understanding of the Gospel that is proclaimed during 2019. Each session will conclude with guided lectio divina of a passage from Luke.

 Magnificat Room
Tuesdays    10 - 1130am. 12, 19, 26 February &  12, 19, 26 March       
Thursdays   7 - 8.30pm 14, 21, 28 February & 14, 21, 28 March

Where the Hell is God?

Written by Fr Richard Leonard SJ, the book Where the Hell is God? , emerged from the experience of family tragedy and explores the question of how to hold on to belief in a loving God in the face of suffering. You’re invited to engage in small group shared reading and discussion of Where the Hell is God?  Cost of the book is $20.               

Magnificat Room
Wednesdays 7 -8.30 pm  27 February, 6, 13, 20, 27 March & 3 April
Thursdays 1.45 - 3pm  21, 28 February & 7, 14, 21, 28 March

 Come Follow Me, Encountering Jesus

An invitation to deepen your understanding of coming to faith and discovering discipleship with Jesus through four Gospel stories: The Woman at the Well, the Cure of Bartimaeus, the Crippled Woman and the Rich Man. The sessions will also draw from Pope Francis’ The Joy of the Gospel and the writings of  Fr Tony Gittins CSSp. (Gail Gill)

Magnificat Room
Mondays 10.30 am- 12pm    6, 13, 20, 27 May
Wednesdays 7 - 8.30pm    15, 22, 29 May & 5 June
Thursdays 1.30 - 3pm   9, 16, 23, 30 May

First Spiritual Exercises

Using the creative guide to St Ignatius’ First Spiritual Exercises written by Fr  Michael Hansen SJ, these  sessions offer the experience of a four week retreat in daily life. Cost of the book is $30. 
(Fr Jim McKeon & Gail Gill)
St Peter Room:  Sundays 6.30 - 8pm    21, 28 July & 4, 11, 18 August
St Paul Room:   Mondays 1.45 - 3pm   22, 29 July, 5, 12, 19 August
Magnificat Room:  Thursdays 10.30am - 12pm    1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August
Magnificat Room:  Saturdays 6.30 - 8pm    27 July, 3, 10, 17, 24 August

 

The Imitation of Christ

Bishop David Walker will lead these sessions. For over 500 years this gentle book written by Thomas à Kempis has inspired people with meditations on the life and teachings of Jesus.

 Magnificat Room
Tuesdays 10 - 11.30am 20, 27 August & 3, 10 September
Thursdays 7 - 8.30pm 22, 29 August & 5, 12 September

Making Disciples Sherry Weddell Seminar

Sherry Weddell is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Catherine of Sienna  Institute, Colorado Springs in the US. She has developed numerous unique adult formation resources that are used around the world. Her book, Forming Intentional Disciples continues to be a best seller.

 Caroline Chisholm Centre, Pennant Hills
Saturday 14 September 9.30am - 4pm

Rejoice & Be Glad

In his apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate, Pope Francis writes ‘Do not be afraid of holiness. It will take away none of your energy, vitality or joy. . . . On the contrary . . .’ As an experienced spiritual guide, Pope Francis offers a practical reflection on the call to holiness in today’s world. These sessions will be guided discussions.

Magnificat Room
Mondays 10 - 11.30am   14, 21, 28 October & 4 November
Wednesdays 1.45 - 3pm   16, 23, 30 October & 6 November
Thursdays 7 - 8.30pm  17, 24, 31 October & 7 November

Isaiah Prophet of Advent

The writings of the prophet Isaiah are proclaimed on the Sundays and weekdays of Advent in 2019. Isaiah continued to be read in the synagogues during Jesus’ lifetime. Jesus read from the scroll of Isaiah at the beginning of his public ministry (Luke 4:16-20). During Advent discover something of the world of Isaiah and his followers and allow his words to nourish an Advent hope and longing within you.

Magnificat Room
Mondays 11 - 12pm 2, 9, 16 December
Thursdays 2- 3pm 5, 12, 19 December

Primary School Enrolment Workshops

As part of the enrolment process for any Catholic primary school, parents are invited to participate in a workshop facilitated by Fr Jim McKeon and Gail Gill. The workshop will provide details of the spiritual support offered in the parish for parents and their children.

Magnificat Room
Saturdays 10 - 11 am
9 March; 6 April (2-3pm)11 May; 13 July; 21 September; 9 November

Secondary School Enrolment Workshops

As part of the enrolment process for any Catholic secondary school, parents are invited to participate in a workshop facilitated by Fr Jim McKeon and Gail Gill. The workshop will provide details of the spiritual support offered in the parish for parents and their children.

Magnificat Room
Saturdays 10 - 11am
9 February; 10 April; 15 June; 10 August; 12 October