Upcoming Events

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Fr Mike Schmitz | Saturday 28 May | 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Why Make Disciples? What our Tradition tells us about calling and forming disciples.

A one-hour live online talk in the Reclaiming Evangelisation series

Father Michael Schmitz is the director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and Chaplain for the Newman Center at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Ordained in 2003, Father Mike offers weekly homilies on iTunes and bulldogCatholic.org, and has appeared in publications of Ascension Press and Ascension Presents, most recently the popular Bible in a Year podcast. Cost: Free of charge.

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2022-05-17T10:53:03+10:00

Bishop Richard Umbers | Wednesdays 1 and 8 June, and Tuesday 14 June | 7:30pm – 8:45pm

What Catholic Christians Believe: An Introduction to the Catechism

A three evening course in the Didaskō – Catholic Adult Faith Formation series

Bishop Umbers entered the Opus Dei Seminary of Cavabianca, Rome in 1996 and studied at the Santa Croce Pontifical University, Rome, achieving a Bachelor of Theology in 1999. Between 1999-2002, he studied at the University of Navarre, Spain where he received a Doctorate in Philosophy. On 25 June 2016, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Richard Umbers as auxiliary bishop of Sydney. Cost: $25.00 for the three-part course.

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2022-05-17T10:53:21+10:00

Rev. Dr Gregory M W Morgan | Thursdays 21 and 28 July, and 4 August | 7:30pm – 8:45pm

Simple Suggestions to Spiritual Obstacles: Rekindling our Prayer Life after ‘Pandemic Procrastination’

A three evening course in the Didaskō – Catholic Adult Faith Formation series

Fr Greg Morgan: Fr Morgan was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Sydney on 21 May 2011. He completed a Licentiate/Masters degree (STL) in ethics, specialising in bioethics. He also completed a Masters of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, specialising in the philosophy of religion, and a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Oxford for specialising in philosophical/theological jurisprudence and theories of natural law. Cost: $25.00 for the three-part course.

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2022-05-17T10:53:38+10:00

Prof. Tracey Rowland | Wednesdays 10, 17 and 24 August | 7:30pm – 8:45pm

The Evangelising Mission of the Church

A three evening course in the Didaskō – Catholic Adult Faith Formation series

Tracey Rowland holds the St. John Paul II Chair of Theology at the University of Notre Dame (Australia). She has two doctorates in theology, a PhD from the Divinity School of Cambridge and the pontifical STL and STD degrees from the Lateran University.  Her most recent book is Beyond Kant and Nietzsche: the Munich Defence of Christian Humanism (London: Bloomsbury, 2021). Cost: $25.00 for the three-part course.

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2022-05-17T10:54:03+10:00

Prof. Renée Köhler-Ryan | Wednesdays 7, 14 and 21 September | 7:30pm – 8:45pm

How Catholics Can Quietly Transform the World: the Church’s Unknown Treasure of Social Teaching

A three evening course in the Didaskō – Catholic Adult Faith Formation series

Professor Renée Köhler-Ryan is the national Head of School of Philosophy and Theology at the University of Notre Dame Australia. She teaches Philosophy of the Human Person and Political Philosophy, and her main research interests are in the thought of saints Augustine, John Paul II and Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross). She is interested in the ways that faith and reason work together in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Cost: $25.00 for the three-part course.

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2022-05-17T10:54:22+10:00

Dr Peter Holmes | Wednesdays 12, 19 and 26 October | 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Introduction to Scripture

A three evening course in the Didaskō – Catholic Adult Faith Formation series

Peter Holmes is married with eight children. Raised an Evangelical, Peter was trained and served as a Lutheran Minister before working in counselling, consulting and teaching roles within the Catholic Archdioceses of Melbourne and Sydney. He spent 6 years as the Manager of Studies for Catholic Adult Education Sydney. Since 2007, Peter has lectured in Scripture, Theology and biblical languages (Hebrew and Greek). Peter’s research interests include the relationship between the Old and New Testaments, the relationship between faith and reason and his PhD on the theology of masculinity​. Cost: $25.00 for the three-part course.

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2022-05-17T10:54:44+10:00

Prof. M Isabell Naumann ISSM | Mondays 14, 21 and 28 November  | 7:30pm – 8:45pm

Learning from Our Lady: Disciple and Missionary

A three evening course in the Didaskō – Catholic Adult Faith Formation series

Sr Isabell: Member of the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary where she holds the position of province leader for Australia and the Philippines. Professor Ordinarius for Systematic Theology and the President of the Catholic Institute of Sydney, the Ecclesiastical Faculty of Theology and Ministry for Australia, New Zealand and Oceania, and is an Adjunct Professor in Systematic Theology at the University of Notre Dame Australia. Having lectured in the USA, various countries in Asia and Europe, she serves on various national and international boards and councils incl. ten years at the Pontifical Council for Culture. She is a member of the International Theological Commission. Cost: $25.00 for the three-part course.

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