Our Service in the Church

We put ourselves at the service of Parishes and Dioceses as they search for ever more authentic ways of being Church in and to the world of today through:

A week of Renewal - Spirituality for our Times

The week offers to communities:

  • The opportunity to renew their relationship with Christ, built on Unity and a Spirituality of Communion Relationships
  • Through their experience during this time, participants come to a new way of seeing, being and acting
  • They are called to make a commitment to build community through dialogue and to celebrate the richness of the diversity in their own community. Participants work in small groups 'practising' the qualities of true dialogue
  • This spirituality of relationships extends to the local community, our workplace, those of other Faiths and the environment in which we live.

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Journeys of Renewal

We accompany parishes in their growing as “Home and School of Communion”, Sacrament of the Reign of God.

Exploring the Spirituality of Communion

We offer a series of weekly experiences on aspects of the spirituality of communion and its implications for parishes and dioceses in terms of relationships and structures.

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“Journey Together” by Fr Michael Fallon and Jill Gibbs: formation in leadership for pastoral workers in parishes

A small publication for use in groups, containing a series of 10 meetings, each meeting lasting roughly one hour.

Some young people enjoy each other's company
       People enjoying each other's company

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Living a Spirituality of Relationships

Shorter or longer times of renewal for pastoral workers and interested parishioners or other groups, eg:

A weekend centered on Paul's letter to the Ephesians Chapter 4 and "At the Beginning of the New Millennium 43", Apostolic letter of John Paul II, January 6, 2001

An Experience of Communion (over 2 hours)

Presented as a development of the pastoral letter:
"Spirituality of Communion and the Body of Christ" by Archbishop John Bathersby of Brisbane.

Jesus, Communion, Mission

Each of the above topics is presented in three parts.

The 1st part of the unit on Jesus takes up the topic of Jesus and the Good News of the Reign of God and the way Jesus promotes that through his word - his teachings and his parables. The 2nd part concentrates on how Jesus promotes the Reign of God through his action - his works of mercy and his miracles. In the 3rd part, we reflect on how Jesus entrusts his disciples with his mission. The community of the Risen Christ is called to reveal the Reign of God and so continue the ministry of Jesus down through the years.

The other two units are being completed.

Background study and research

All that we offer is enriched by our regular participation in international reflections and studies on relevant topics. These studies have included Solidarity, Alternative Globalization, Spirituality of Communion, The Signs of the Times and Towards a New Image of the Church.