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The Gospel According to John

ON: Mondays 23rd October - 6th November
FROM: 7.30pm - 8.15pm (3 sessions)
WITH: Rev. Dr Charles Waddell
AT: Online

Our thirst for life is quenched by Jesus who came so that you and I may have abundant life (John 10:10). This short, user friendly online course explores our life in communion with Divine Love.

Seeking the Cosmic Christ in Laudato Si

ON: Wednesdays 25th October - 29th November
FROM: 10.00am - 12.30pm (6 sessions)
WITH: Mr John Auer
AT: Newman Siena Centre (Clune Lecture Theatre)

“The destiny of all creation is bound up with the mystery of Christ, present from the beginning” – the Cosmic Christ described most beautifully in Paul’s Letter to the Colossians 1:15-17 (Laudato Si’, paragraph 99). Come explore how this cosmic vision of creation underpins and inspires Pope Francis’ magnificent encyclical, Laudato Si’.

Christian-Muslim Relations: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

ON: Friday 27th October
FROM: 9:30am - 12:00pm
WITH: Fr Patrick McInerney
AT: Newman Siena Centre (Clune Lecture Theatre)

Christians and Muslims together comprise over half of the world’s population, so if there is to be meaningful peace in the world, there must be mutual understanding between Christians and Muslims. Stereotypes of Islam create suspicion, yet Christians and Muslims share many beliefs, practices and values in common. Today, we need accurate information about Islam and Muslims so that we can recognise truth from error and goodness from wrong. Rev Dr McInerney’s presentation will explore the history of Christian-Muslim relations, look at the contemporary challenges, and search for new ways forward. Suggested donation $10.00.

Our Earth – Our Home

ON: Thursdays 2nd November - 23rd November
FROM: 7.30pm - 9.00pm (4 sessions)
WITH: Sr. Shelley Barlow, RNDM
AT: Holy Rosary Parish, 46 Thomas Street, Nedlands

This course invites participants to embrace a rich spirituality that has been part of the Judeo-Christian Tradition for millennia. Spoken afresh today in Pope Francis’ Laudato Si encyclical, this spirituality offers to equip us to meet the challenges we face as citizens in the 21st century. Run in a contemplative but interactive atmosphere, conversation will be sparked by the video Our Earth-Our Home designed for parish groups. Suggested donation $20.00

Noongar Country & Catholic Ecological Connection

ON: Sunday 5th November
FROM: 11.00am - 3.00pm
WITH: Aboriginal Catholic Ministry team
AT: Whadjuk Noongar Country (meeting point will be at Kings Park)

A country experience exploring Kings Park on Whadjuk Noongar Country and the interconnectedness of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si. Suggested cost $25 – $50. However don’t let finances be an issue and contact us. BYO lunch and snacks. For information on where to meet, please contact Aboriginal Catholic Ministry Director Vicky Burrows on 9328 7529 or 0412 529 656

 

 

Tough Questions for Catholics

ON: Mondays 6th November - 27th November
FROM: 10:00am - 12:00pm
WITH: Mr Joe Tedesco
AT: Newman Siena Centre (Clune Lecture Theatre)

Religious faith often brings up as many questions as it answers. In the Catholic tradition, there are many practices, beliefs and conventions that are often questioned or simply misunderstood. What do we really believe about the Bible? How did we come to believe what we do about Mary the mother of Jesus? If God is so good, why do bad things happen to good people? What is heaven and hell really about? This course will navigate through such questions in a manner that builds faith and understanding. It will acknowledge our Catholic tradition and heritage while recognising that we need to live our faith in the reality of a changing world.

All in a Day’s Work: Martin Luther and the Reformation Road (see also evening option)

ON: Thursdays 9th November - 30th November
FROM: 10.00am - 12.30pm (4 sessions)
WITH: Dr Margaret Scharf, OP
AT: Newman Siena Centre (Clune Lecture Theatre)

31 October 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the journey of Reformation by Martin Luther. The Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity presents us with two challenges: “the purification and healing of memories, and the restoration of Christian unity in accordance with the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ.” This program will cover the history, spirituality, and theology of Martin Luther and the Catholic Church, including the most recent developments in the call for unity.

Interpreting the Old Testament Passages In, With and Through The Mind of Christ

ON: Tuesday 14th November
FROM: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
WITH: Deacon Greg Lowe
AT: St Dominic's Catholic Church Parish Centre, Cnr Beatrice St and Philips Grove, Innaloo

According to the early church fathers, sacred scripture should be understood in a manner that is both worthy of God and useful for our lives. This session will show how the stories of Jonah & the Whale and the Israelites’ escape from Egypt can help us in our daily lives while cultivating in us a deeper understanding of God as revealed in, with and through the person of Jesus of Nazareth.

All in a Day’s Work: Martin Luther and the Reformation Road (see also morning option)

ON: Wednesdays 15th November - 29th November
FROM: 7.00pm -9.30pm (3 sessions)
WITH: Dr Margaret Scharf, OP
AT: Studio Curios, Catholic Education Centre, 50 Ruislip Street, Leederville

31 October 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the journey of Reformation by Martin Luther. The Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity presents us with two challenges: “the purification and healing of memories, and the restoration of Christian unity in accordance with the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ.” This program will cover the history, spirituality, and theology of Martin Luther and the Catholic Church, including the most recent developments in the call for unity.

The Book of Isaiah and Advent

ON: Wednesdays 29th November - 13th December
FROM: 7.30pm - 8.15pm (3 sessions)
WITH: Rev. Dr Charles Waddell
AT: Online

The Book of Isaiah is God’s Word to a people who “walked in darkness.” This short, user friendly online course lets us listen to this Word once again and feed our Advent hope and longing for Light.