Adult Education

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I. Book Club/Study Group

General Idea: A social gathering to explore themes of our Christian faith through literature.

Meeting time: 4th Wednesday of Month, 10:00- 11.30am, February to December.
Meeting Place: The Library in the Shirley Wallace Parish Centre.

Format: Morning Tea, friendly get together, an exploration of the theme of hope through readings that have been made available to all participants.
Want to take part? If you’d like to be added to the email list to receive updates about gatherings in 2020 please contact either Catherine Willis ( or Elizabeth Reedy (


II. Parish Retreat at the Cistercian Abbey at Tarrawarra 

The retreat in 2021 is now fully booked.


III. Scripture Study

Fr Colin leads two ONLINE Scripture Study Groups with an aim to study and draw nourishment from the Scriptures.

Daytime Group:  The gatherings are on the first and third Wednesday of each month (except January) from 11am - noon on Zoom.
Evening Group:  The gatherings are on thesecond and fourth Wednesday of each month (except January) from 7:30 - 8:30pm on Zoom.

Please contact Fr Colin to obtain the login details if you would like to join in.

IV. Parish Library

The Parish Library is located on the first floor of Holy Family Church in the Shirley Wallace Parish Centre. To borrow a book simply write your name and the date plus the name of the book in the ‘Borrowers’ Book provided. Please cross your name out when you return the book (one month loans please – maximum of 2 books at a time).

V. Snippets of Faith

A collection of short articles by Fr Colin which first appeared in the parish bulletin and which offer a reflection on different aspects of Catholic faith. Please click here to read the 'snippets'.
VI.   The current parish adult faith education series:

Our next opportunity to stimulate and nourish our faith will be Bishop Robert Barron’s video series ‘Untold Blessing’ in which he explores the three traditional steps involved in growth in discipleship and spiritual life.  Each session will cover one of the three steps and each session will last less than an hour.

The sessions will be at 7:30pm via Zoom on:
Wednesday 30th June 2021
Wednesday 7th July
Wednesday 21st July
If you would like to take part please contact Fr Colin for the login details.

More adult faith education opportunities will be added here as they are organised......