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The Pentateuch – The First Five Books of the Bible

ON: Tuesdays 16th October - 30th October
FROM: 7.30pm - 8.30pm (3 sessions)
WITH: Rev. Dr Charles Waddell
AT: Online

This course tells Israel’s story of our origins, of our formation as a people of God, and of our destiny to be in the loving embrace of God.CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Knowledge.

“And you, who do you say I am?” (Mark 8:29)

ON: Tuesdays 23rd October - 27th November
FROM: 10.00am - 12.00pm (6 sessions)
WITH: Mr John Auer
AT: Newman Siena Centre (Clune Lecture Theatre)

This question Jesus put to his disciples two thousand years ago he now puts to you and me: Who is Jesus for me at this time and place in my life? To find an answer, let us explore together what the Gospels tell us about Jesus of Nazareth. “Go back and tell John what you have seen and heard; the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead raised and the Good News is preached to the poor.” (Luke 7:22) CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Knowledge.

SPECIAL EVENT: PLENARY COUNCIL LISTENING AND DIALOGUE SESSIONS

ON: Wednesday 24th October
FROM: 10.00am - 12.00pm
WITH: The CFE Team
AT: Newman Siena Centre (Room S.101)

Have you had a chance to answer the question: What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time? Between now and Ash Wednesday 2019, we have been invited to participate in the first phase of the Plenary Council: an open and inclusive process of listening, dialogue and discernment about the future of the Catholic Church in Australia. Join us on either 24 October, 7 November and 27 November to take part in open Listening and Dialogue sessions and have your say.

History of the Early Church: The Story Begins (Part 1)

ON: Thursdays 25th October - 29th November
FROM: 10.00am - 12.30pm (6 sessions)
WITH: Dr Marco Ceccarelli
AT: Newman Siena Centre (Clune Lecture Theatre)

This course explores the life of the early Church, from its origins and development in the Jewish, Greek and Roman environment, to the Apostolic Fathers and Apologists that first defined its identity. We will look at how the early Christians suffered under the great persecutions until the rise of the Emperor Constantine and the Christianisation of the Roman Empire. Other points of focus will include the development of Christian understanding regarding the nature of God, the great Councils, the Holy Trinity, the relations between divinity and humanity in Christ, and the importance of seeing God’s purpose in the world. Part 2 will be offered in Term 2, 2019. CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Knowledge.

The Roots of the Christian Story: Discovering the Old Testament

ON: Monday 29th October
FROM: 9.30am - 12.30pm
WITH: Dr Pina Ford
AT: Newman Siena Centre (Clune Lecture Theatre)

Our Christian story begins with the scriptures of the Hebrew people – the scriptures that Jesus knew, that we call the Old Testament. What questions do you have about this remarkable collection of writings? This day will explore questions such as: Who wrote the books of the Old Testament? When were they written and why? What does the Old Testament tell us about God that prepares us for Jesus and the Gospels. Morning tea provided. All are welcome! CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Knowledge.

SPECIAL EVENT: PLENARY COUNCIL 2020 LISTENING AND DIALOGUE SESSIONS

ON: Wednesday 7th November
FROM: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
WITH: The CFE Team
AT: Newman Siena Centre (Room S.101)

Have you had a chance to answer the question: What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time? Between now and Ash Wednesday 2019, we have been invited to participate in the first phase of the Plenary Council: an open and inclusive process of listening, dialogue and discernment about the future of the Catholic Church in Australia. Join us on either 24 October, 7 November and 27 November to take part in open Listening and Dialogue sessions and have your say.

Advent 2018: Preparing for the Coming of the Saviour

ON: Thursdays 8th November - 29th November
FROM: 7.00pm - 8.30pm (4 sessions)
WITH: Mr Joe Tedesco
AT: Nedlands Parish, 46 Thomas Street, Nedlands

Christmas is a special time of year. The weeks leading up to the special holiday have a certain feel, both festive and frantic as people prepare for the big day. It is well understood that the spiritual gift of Christmas can be easily missed amongst all the clamour of the season. Fortunately, the liturgical season of Advent presents us with some key teachings that help us get the most out of Christmas and not miss the treasured gift that is at the heart of it all. In this course we will look at some of the key biblical texts drawn on through Advent. Reflecting on them will open up how we can get the most out of Christmas and out of our faith in general. CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Knowledge.

Pope Francis: World Migrant & Refugee Day Message 2018

ON: Wednesday 14th November
FROM: 9.30am - 12.00pm
WITH: Deacon Greg Lowe (WACMRO)
AT: Newman Siena Centre (Clune Lecture Theatre)

In his message, the Pope talks about welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating migrants and refugees. The workshop will look at these four words in the light of the Bible and Catholic Social Teaching. There will also be an opportunity to consider our response to the Pope’s call to action. CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Faith Formation.

Advent Retreat Day: Arise, Shine; for your Light has Come

ON: Saturday 24th November
FROM: 9.30am - 2.30pm
WITH: Dr Pina Ford
AT: Redemptorist Monastery, 190 Vincent Street, North Perth

As we approach Advent, we pause to review the year that has been and ponder the one to come.
Where has God’s invisible glory bathed and sustained our life this year? Where is the new light of the Christ child rising for us and for the world?
Like all who were called to Bethlehem to see the glory of God born amongst them, let our hearts be drawn – expectant and honoured, to welcome a new coming of God into our life. CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Faith Formation.

 

SPECIAL EVENT: PLENARY COUNCIL 2020 LISTENING AND DIALOGUE SESSIONS

ON: Tuesday 27th November
FROM: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
WITH: The CFE Team
AT: Newman Siena Centre (Room S.101)

Have you had a chance to answer the question: What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time? Between now and Ash Wednesday 2019, we have been invited to participate in the first phase of the Plenary Council: an open and inclusive process of listening, dialogue and discernment about the future of the Catholic Church in Australia. Join us on either 24 October, 7 November and 27 November to take part in open Listening and Dialogue sessions and have your say.

Advent 2018: A Call to Gaudete et Exsultate – Rejoice and be Glad

ON: Wednesdays 28th November - 12th December
FROM: 10.00am - 12.30pm (3 sessions)
WITH: Sr. Shelley Barlow, RNDM
AT: Newman Siena Centre (Clune Lecture Theatre)

Advent is the season of joy and hope-filled expectation as we prepare to celebrate the feast of Christmas. This course counters the Christmas rush by pausing to meditate on Pope Francis’ Gaudete et Exsultate: The Call to Holiness in Today’s World (March 2018). The Apostolic Exhortation concerns the universal call to holiness. It is strewn with pearls of wisdom, presenting a practical guide on how each of us may pursue our personal pathway of holiness. Jesus doesn’t want us to settle for a bland and mediocre existence. He calls us to rejoice and be glad. He wants our joy to be full (John 16.24). Cost $35.00 (Includes copy of Apostolic Exhortation) CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Knowledge.

Please note, this course is also offered in the evening at Cloverdale Parish. Please click here for more details.

Advent 2018: A Call to Gaudete et Exsultate – Rejoice and be Glad!

ON: Wednesdays 28th November - 19th December
FROM: 7.00pm - 8.30pm (4 sessions)
WITH: Sr. Shelley Barlow, RNDM
AT: Cloverdale Parish, 345 Wright Street, Cloverdale

Advent is the season of joy and hope-filled expectation as we prepare to celebrate the feast of Christmas. This course counters the Christmas rush by pausing to meditate on Pope Francis’ Gaudete et Exsultate: The Call to Holiness in Today’s World (March 2018). The Apostolic Exhortation concerns the universal call to holiness. It is strewn with pearls of wisdom, presenting a practical guide on how each of us may pursue our personal pathway of holiness. Jesus doesn’t want us to settle for a bland and mediocre existence. He calls us to rejoice and be glad. He wants our joy to be full (John 16.24). CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Knowledge.

Please note, this course is also offered during the day time at The Centre for Faith Enrichment, please click here for more details

Advent 2018: Preparing for Christmas by Making Room for Jesus in our Lives

ON: Thursday 29th November
FROM: 9.30am - 2.30pm
WITH: Dr Margaret Scharf, OP
AT: Girrawheen Parish, Girrawheen Avenue & Patrick Court, Girrawheen

In order to appreciate and understand the momentous occasion that is Christmas, the Church gives us Advent as a time of preparation and contemplation. We are asked to make room for Jesus, the Word Incarnate, in our lives, and to allow this Word to grow within us so that it can be shared with others. Join us for a day of reflection on the meaning of Advent. All are welcome! CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Knowledge.

The Prophets for Advent

ON: Thursdays 6th December - 20th December
FROM: 7.30pm - 8.30pm
WITH: Rev. Dr Charles Waddell
AT: Online

This course gives voice to the conscience of Israel that we are to make, above all else, room for God’s blessing in our lives … to make room for Christmas. CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Knowledge.