MCLA Lenten Retreat

Sunday, 14 March 2021

Title of Retreat: They Saw No One But Jesus Only (Matthew 17:8)

This Lenten retreat is for Catholic lawyers to help them to deepen their faith and return to centre on Jesus Christ Our Lord, to help them revitalise their prayer life, and to see their professional and family lives as means to love God and others.


12.45pm          Arrival and coffee

1pm                 Introduction

1.10pm            Talk by Fr Peter: Lent – Returning to Jesus

1.45pm            Personal Prayer with texts*

2.15pm            Talk by Fr Peter: Relationship with Jesus – prayer and sacraments

2.45pm            Personal Prayer with texts*

3.15pm            Talk by Fr Peter:  Relationship with Jesus – ordinary life – work and family

3.45pm            Preparation for Holy Mass*

4pm                 Holy Mass

4.50pm            Afternoon Tea

5.30pm            Finish

*Sacrament of Reconciliation available

This retreat will be led by Fr Peter Fitzsimons:

Fr Peter Fitzsimons studied Law and Commerce at the University of New South Wales and also has a Masters of Commercial Law (Hons) from the University of Auckland. He has been an academic at the law schools of the University of Waikato and the University of Auckland, and has most recently taught in the School of Law of the University of Queensland in 2019. He has practised in commercial, corporate and competition law in NSW and New Zealand.

Fr Peter was ordained in 2004 and has a doctorate in moral theology from the University of the Holy Cross, Rome. Since the beginning of 2020 he has been the assistant priest at St Mary Star of the Sea, West Melbourne.