Past Events

Lent and Easter timetable at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and St Joseph’s Church

Posted on Apr 12, 2017

All are welcome to join us at St Joseph’s Church Port Melbourne or Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Middle Park for any of the events leading up to Easter and for the Easter ceremonies. 2017 Lent & Easter...

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SRG: Catherine of Siena with Ann Rochford: Tuesday 18 April 4.30-6.00pm

Posted on Apr 8, 2017

Catherine of Siena, the great 14th Century Dominican woman, was a celebrated Mystic, whose early religious life was devoted to caring for the sick in their homes and hospitals. In this, she gathered a wide group of devoted followers, both women and men, religious and lay. As her calling blossomed, she became famous in her lifetime as a counsellor, spiritual guide and peacemaker. Although untaught in writing until a few years prior to her death, she corresponded with princes, popes and kings. Her lengthy correspondence with Pope Gregory XI, urging him to return from Avignon to Rome and reform...

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The Spirituality & Culture of East Timor: Wednesday 15 March 7 – 9 pm

Posted on Mar 14, 2017

Mayra Walsh and Bro Januario Pinto will speak about the history of the Catholic Church in Timor, Timorese animist customary beliefs and how these two important aspects of Timorese society are interwoven through everyday life in local communities today. BOOK...

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SRG: The Many Hats of Rowan Williams, with Philip Harvey, Tues 21 Feb, 4.30 – 6 pm

Posted on Feb 14, 2017

Spiritual Reading Group February 2017. Rowan Williams is by turns one of the most direct and accessible writers, then one of the most complex and oblique. His work is widely enjoyed by a broad range of readers. The rewards are great. He is an archbishop, scholar, mystic, theologian, poet, preacher, and social commentator. Philip Harvey chooses writings that show forth these different roles, invites attendees to say what they make of the words, then gives his own readings of the chosen works. There will be something for everyone, whether you’re a first-time reader or are seasoned in his...

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Matthew’s Portrait of Jesus: Healer and Teacher: Brendan Byrne SJ: Tues 28 Feb, 7–9 pm

Posted on Feb 13, 2017

The talk will approach the Gospel through Matthew’s presentation of Jesus as Healer and Teacher, and consider the way in which he forms his disciples to see the world as he sees it—with eyes of compassion and mercy—and so become themselves instruments of mercy and healing. The talk will, then, proceed according to the following pattern : Seeing the world through the eyes of Jesus: the Setting for the Sermon on the Mount (Matt 4:23-25); Disciples: called to be Light for the World; Salt of the Earth (the Beatitudes: 5:1-16); The Priority of Mercy (9:9-13; 12:1-8; 23:23). Book and pay by credit...

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Lenten Retreat Day with Matthew McPhee O. Carm. – Saturday 4 March 10am – 3pm

Posted on Feb 8, 2017

The Retreat day with Matthew McPhee OCarm is the beginning of the Carmelite Centre Lenten Program. You are welcome to come to the Saturday even if unable to commit to the following parts of the program. Some participants may wish to meet or have spiritual direction for the five weeks of Lent. [The times and dates for this if agreed will be determined by the group who attend on the Saturday.) A closing meeting will be held on Wednesday 12 April from 7 – 9 pm. (the day before Holy Thursday) Book and pay with credit card via or via the website BOOK...

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