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Courses and Events


The Writings of St Augustine

ON: Wednesdays 9th May - 30th May
FROM: 10.00am - 12.00pm (4 sessions)
WITH: Sr. Shelley Barlow, RNDM
AT: Newman Siena Centre (Clune Lecture Theatre)

This book-club style exploration of the writings of Augustine celebrates excerpts from one of the great spiritual classics – The Confessions – and considers other works by Augustine which have bestowed boundless wisdom on every generation. Cost $40 (includes a copy of the book)  All are welcome!

Christ-Centering Your Role as Parent

ON: Wednesdays 9th May - 30th May
FROM: 7.00pm - 9.00pm (4 sessions)
WITH: Mr Derek Boylen
AT: Cloverdale Parish, 345 Wright Street, Cloverdale

Jesus tells us: “You are salt of the earth” and “You are the light of the world.” One of the places we struggle most to live this call is in family life. Does the faith illuminate your parenting? Does it give flavour to home life? These workshops are aimed at giving Mum and/or Dad some time for faith growth but in a way that nurtures home and family life. Suggested donation $20.00

Acts of Apostles

ON: Thursdays 10th May - 24th May
FROM: 7.30pm - 8.30pm (3 sessions)
WITH: Rev. Dr Charles Waddell
AT: Online

This online course presents the way to follow Jesus as seen through the lives of the earliest Christians.

Heads Hearts and Hands: Aboriginal Community and Our Church

ON: Saturday 12th May
FROM: 10.00am - 4.00pm
WITH: Aboriginal Catholic Ministry
AT: Kolbe Catholic College, 25 Dowling Street, Rockingham

A day workshop exploring the experiences of Aboriginal people over the generations and what this means for our Catholic community. Co- facilitated by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Catholics, the workshops are an important foundation to begin our journey of reconciliation together. For further info contact CFE or ACM Director, Vicky Burrows on 0412 529 656

Meister Eckhart: The Man from whom God hid Nothing

ON: Tuesdays 15th May - 19th June
FROM: 10.00am - 12.30pm (6 sessions)
WITH: Mr John Auer
AT: Newman Siena Centre (Clune Lecture Theatre)

Living at the apogee of one of the most creative periods of the Christian contemplative tradition was an extraordinary man – Meister Eckhart – a person of profound intellect, a spiritual guide to Christianity and to our whole Western civilisation.
While his writings are often poetical and paradoxical they are grounded in a deep knowledge and understanding of Scripture. 
We find in his teaching a way of understanding creation, who we are, who Christ is, who God the Creator is for us, which sits comfortably within the context of modern cosmology.
You are invited on a journey as we explore key aspects of the teaching of this remarkable man.

Prayer – Being Yourself Before God

ON: Tuesdays 15th May - 29th March
FROM: 7.00pm - 8.30pm (3 sessions)
WITH: Dr Margaret Scharf, OP
AT: Our Lady of Annunciation, Melchite Catholic Eparchy, 167 Central Avenue , Mt Lawley

We celebrate our faith in a personal relationship with God: ‘This relationship is prayer’ (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2558). Together we will explore what prayer is, the difference between ‘saying prayers’ and praying, the many ways we pray as Catholics, and our daily call to deepen our unique relationship with God. Suggested donation $15.00. All are welcome!

Jesus and the Church: The Two Great Sacraments of Love

ON: Wednesdays 16th May - 30th March
FROM: 7.00pm - 9.00pm (3 sessions)
WITH: Dr Margaret Scharf, OP
AT: Beaconsfield Parish, 59 Lefroy Road, Beaconsfield

This course offers participants an opportunity to enrich their understanding of the nature of the Sacraments. We will explore what it means to think of Jesus and the Church as Sacraments and consider how this shapes our understanding and celebration of the seven Sacraments. Suggested donation $15.00

Towards a Theology of Migration – Catholic Social Teaching and the Movement of Peoples

ON: Thursday 17th May
FROM: 10.00am - 12.30pm
WITH: Deacon Greg Lowe
AT: Newman Siena Centre (Clune Lecture Theatre)

This event will look at the person of Jesus as migrant; free and forced migration, and why human mobility is in keeping with the innate dignity of the human person. The talk will draw on Daniel Groody SJ’s four foundations of Migration theology: the Imago Dei, crossing the problem-person divide; the Verbum Dei, crossing the divine-human divide; the Missio Dei, crossing the human-human divide; and the Visio Dei, crossing the country-Kingdom divide. This event is co-hosted by the Centre for Faith Enrichment, the Western Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office and the Justice Development and Ecology Office

Bridging East and West: An Exploration of the Eastern Catholic Traditions

ON: Thursdays 24th May - 14th June
FROM: 10.00am -12.00pm (4 sessions)
WITH: Rev. Fr. Elias Kilzi
AT: Newman Siena Centre (Clune Lecture Theatre)

In his Encyclical Ut Unum Sint, Pope Saint John Paul II stated that “the Church must breathe with its two lungs” – its Eastern one and its Western one. The Pope was especially encouraging Western Catholics to learn about and come to appreciate the Eastern tradition and the rich heritage of the Eastern Catholic Churches. Who are the Eastern Catholics? Where did their Churches originate, and how does their worship differ from the Roman Catholic Church? Melkite Priest Fr Elias Kilzi will guide participants in a four-week exploration of the Eastern tradition, including an explanation of how certain Eastern traditions can act as “bridges” between East and West. All are welcome!

Discovering the Transformative Power of the Liturgy

ON: Thursday 31st May
FROM: 9.30am - 2.30pm
WITH: Dr Margaret Scharf, OP
AT: Girrawheen Parish, cnr Girrawheen Avenue & Patrick Court, Girrawheen

Join us for a day of discovery and deepening of our understanding of the Mass – the source and summit of our Christian life. Starting with an overview of the history of the Mass, the course will explore why we do what we do during the Mass, and reflect on how the sacrament of the Eucharist can be lived in a way that shapes our daily lives. Morning tea and lunch are included in the price. All are welcome!

Celebrating the Liturgy: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday and Beyond

ON: Tuesday 5th June
FROM: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
WITH: Aboriginal Catholic Ministry
AT: Centre for Liturgy - Archdiocese of Perth, 28 Marda Way, Nollamara

This workshop offers participants the tools needed to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday in their parish. It also suggests ways that Aboriginal symbols and acknowledgment can be incorporated into parish life. For further info contact CFE or ACM Director, Vicky Burrows on 0412 529 656

Letters of St Paul

ON: Thursdays 7th June - 21st June
FROM: 7.30pm - 8.30pm (3 sessions)
WITH: Rev. Dr Charles Waddell
AT: Online

This online course explores the life-changing letters of St Paul – a man completely transformed by and into the crucified and resurrected Jesus.

The Roots of the Christian Story: Discovering the Old Testament

ON: Thursday 4th 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!