Courses and Events
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!
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
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
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.
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!
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
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
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!
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!
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
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!