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We offer a wide range of approaches to Catholic spirituality and a variety of faith development programs. This year we’ve done The Search, St Teresa of Avila, a Called and Gifted seminar, the First Spiritual Exercises and a Men Alive weekend retreatIn the second half of the year we’re offering half day formation retreats for our Ministers of the Word, Senior Servers and Music Ministers. These are by invitation for those who are already serving in these ministries.

Coming up in September and available for everyone are Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible and Altaration, a series on the Mass.

Unlocking the Mysteries of the BIble   

Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible: 

Unlocking the Bible enriches our Catholic identity. We discover our connection to Abraham and the chosen people of Israel. We understand how Jesus fulfills the promises made to them in the New Covenant. We have been adopted and inherited the new Law of Love. Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible helps you get the “big picture” by showing how fourteen narrative books of the Bible tell the complete story from Adam and Eve to Christ and the Church. Presenter Jeff Cavins shows you how to read the Bible so that you can actually understand it.

Join us to Unlock the Mystery of the Bible, 8 Online Sessions starting September 5th (Tuesday) from 7 pm to 9 pm. No need to go out. Just go to your computer. You can invite neighbours, friends and family. They can join online from the comfort of their home.

To register or for more information - Email by August 29 / or put your name on the list at the back of the church. Around 200 parishioners in our parish have already Unlocked the Mystery. If you haven’t already, come join us!


“What’s actually happening during the Mass?”

Have you ever wondered why we do or say certain things during the Mass? Why do we make a sign of cross, genuflect, sit, stand, and sometimes kneel? Why do we say “And with your spirit” when the priest says “God be with you” or we say “Amen” when we receive the Holy Eucharist? Is it merely a programmed response? Perhaps you have been attending the Mass for a few thousand times or even just a handful of times, do you really understand the meaning behind all that we are doing?

This ALTARATION program is designed to help you understanding the WHYs behind the WHATs we are doing or saying during the Mass, so we can more appreciate the beauty and the awesome of the Mass and always looking forward to participating in it. The Mass is the greatest gift from God to us. The Mass is the peak and summit of our Christian life. During the Mass, God raises us to the new height to give us a glimpse the foretaste of heaven.  

Watch a sneak peek and join our new program “ALTARATION: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed”.

  • 4 weekdays at - Carlingford – 7pm in St Gerard’s hall on Tuesday nights from Sept 5th, or 
  • Epping - 7pm in OLHC Church on Friday nights from Sept 8th.

To join the program, simply put your name on the list at the back of the church. For more Information, contact Mery at St Gerard’s - or Leon at OLHC