Sunday 15 April, 3.30pm

St Patrick’s Cathedral, 1 Cathedral Place, East Melbourne

This will be the second concert given in Melbourne’s Catholic cathedral by this newly formed and brilliantly received choir. Music from Iceland, New York, Estonia, Latvia, and England will fill the soaring architecture of St Pat’s. The choir presents contemporary and Tudor visions of childhood, with moments of exquisite quiet, delicacy and profound faith. Choral works by Pärt, Thorvaldsdottir, Lang, Tallis and Vasks will be conducted by acclaimed choral/artistic director Jonathan Grieves-Smith.

Cost: $35, students $25

Thursday 26 April, 6.30–7.45pm

Catholic Leadership Centre, 576 Victoria Parade (corner of Hoddle Street), East Melbourne

The Ozanam Conversation (previously the Ozanam Lecture) is a free annual event in honour of the 20-year-old activist and founder of the St Vincent de Paul Society, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam. Now in its 21st year, it invites us to reflect upon how relevant the Society’s founding mission of 1833 is to today’s world.

For this year’s Conversation, Bishop Vincent Long will be joined by journalist and broadcaster Geraldine Doogue for a conversation on the topic, ‘What it means to be a Catholic welfare organisation in a post-Royal Commission world’. Drinks and canapes will be served for 30 minutes prior to the event. All welcome.

Details: Julie Fewster on 9895 5929
RSVP: by Friday 20 April to 9895 5935 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday 26 April, 6.30–8.30pm

Deakin Edge Auditorium, Federation Square, corner Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne

Br Guy Consolmagno SJ is the president of the Vatican Observatory, one of the oldest astronomical research institutions in the world. Having studied planetary sciences at MIT and the University of Arizona, Br Guy worked as a researcher at Harvard and MIT, served in the US Peace Corps in Kenya and taught physics at Lafayette College before entering the Jesuits in 1989. Since 1993, he has worked as an astronomer at the Vatican Observatory, and was appointed president of the Vatican Observatory Foundation in 2014.

Saturday 28 April, 9:45am–4pm    

Cape Schanck Car Park, 420 Cape Schanck Road, Cape Schanck

The Prayer Day Walk is in two loops. In the morning, the walk will head along the clifftops from the Cape Schanck carpark out to the unspoiled gem of Bushrangers Bay and return. In the afternoon, the walk goes north to explore Fingal Beach and the rugged beauty of Bass Strait and return to the car park. The walk is approximately 12 kilometres of easy walking on dirt paths with steps down to the beach. It may be windy and cold. This is an opportunity for you to spend some reflective time walking in silence within a faith community in nature. It offers you the experience of listening to God speaking to you in nature.

Cost: $35

Bookings/reservations/registrations details: 9854 8110 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or

Details: Helen Lucas on 0435 232 101


Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month,  6.15–7.15pm
Caroline Chisholm Library, 358 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne (near Elizabeth Street)

John Young presents this course on Catholic doctrine, ‘Understanding the Catholic faith’, which began in September 2017 and recommenced in February after the January break.  This course will be conducted each first and third Tuesday for the remainder of 2017 and into next year. Participants are welcome to join the course at any time. Highly recommended for non-Catholics with an interest in the Catholic faith, and for all Catholics seeking to renew and refresh their understanding of the Church’s teachings.

Those taking part will need a copy of Fr John Hardon SJ's book Catechism of the Catholic Church, a book which discusses all the main doctrines and moral teachings of the Catholic Church. 

John Young B.Th. is a graduate of the Aquinas Academy in Sydney, has taught philosophy in four seminaries, and is author of three books. 

Cost: Donation

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