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.
2020 Theme: Hope

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

Coming books:
The Book for Wednesday 25th March is Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales
The Book for Wednesday 29th April is Surprised by Hope by N.T.Wright.  

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 2020 will run from Tuesday afternoon 21st April till Monday morning 27th April.  Please contact Fr Colin to reserve a place.   


III. Scripture Study

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

Daytime Group:  The gatherings are on the second Wednesday of each month (except January) from 10am-11am in 'The Library' in the Shirley Wallace Parish Centre on the first floor of Holy Family Church at Lindfield (lift access in the side foyer of the church).
Evening Group:  This is a new group starting in 2020.  Details of the initial gatherings follow:

The first  meetings are listed below.  At these meetings Fr Colin will give a few talks giving a background to Scripture Study, understanding the Scriptures and their interpretation, etc.
Ash Wednesday 26th February at 8:15pm (after the 7:30pm Mass)
Wednesday 11th March at 7:30pm
Wednesday 25th March   at 7:30pm
If you’re planning to come & haven’t already put your name down please let the Parish Office know if possible. 
The gatherings will take place in the Library in the Shirley Wallace Parish Centre.   
A great way to keep Lent!

Fr Colin

All welcome.

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'.

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