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Earthkin gatherings are held quarterly in Parramatta and all are welcome.

7th March topic is the Pan Amazonian Synod presented by Br Mark O’Connor

DATE: Saturday 7 March 2020 

TIME: 9.30am - 12.00pm 

PLACE: Sisters of Mercy Convent, 6 Victoria Road Parramatta 2150 


There is no charge for this event. 

Br Mark O'Connor fms, a participant at the Synod, is our presenter. This Synod is a pivotal event as it has involved people on the periphery of world society and church expressing their needs and insights. Resistance to the Synod has come from within Church and from public quarters – governments and public institutions. The processes and outcomes of the Synod provide new pathway s for theology, spirituality and social action. 

It would be wonderful if you can attend and share your personal responses to this Synod and its outcomes. For further details see the Earthkin Flyer here.










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Catalyst for Renewal Reflection Mornings are held monthly from March through October in two locations

ON Hold at present

Hunters Hill On the first Saturday of each month
Venue: Holy Name of Mary Parish Hall 3 Mary St, Hunters Hill
Enquiries: Carole 9869 1036 or Michelle 9958 596


Lawson, NSW in the Blue Mountains On the third Saturday of each month
Venue: Santa Maria Hall, with parking at Lawson Catholic Churc
Enquiries: Carol Teodori: 02 4758 7549

Time is 9.30 AM–12.30 PM.

All are welcome. Entry by Donation. No booking required.

Program and more details are on CFR website:



Silverwattle Courses and Retreats 

Silverwattle is currently closed

See the Silverwattle website for retreats and courses coming up:
















CAMPFIRE IN THE HEART Retreats in Alice Springs

Into the Desert Retreat 
led by Celia Kemp with Sue and David Woods

3rd – 9th May 2020 

This retreat is a journey into Scripture, landscape, Indigenous theology and art, including live music by John Coleman. It is held by the rhythm of our life of prayer and reflection at Campfire in the Heart. 

Cost $795 


Wide Skies and Open Hearts Retreat
led by Sue and David Woods with Celia Kemp 

14th – 20th June 2020
9th – 15th August 2020

The Retreat is conducted over 5 days and connects the Gospel n arratives and our own story with the elemental themes of Land, Water, Incarnation, Fire and Air. 

Retreats include extended periods of silence.

Cost $795 


For information on all retreats contact 0416 641 521 or






Wisdom of the Body Retreat: Listening to the Land

Sunday 20 September - Friday 25 September 2020
Campfire in the Heart, Alice Springs

Awaken, spirituality, creativity, delight

Bookings FULL

Come, rest, play and reflect in the expansiveness of our magnificent central desert, beside ancient red rocks, under giant river red gums, in the sand, and around open fires. We will be silent, move, make art, sing and tell stories that connect us with ourselves, each other and the spirit of the land herself.

Susanna Pain is an InterPlay Facilitator, spiritual director, retreat leader, dancer, and Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, Sale, Victoria, where there is a strong focus on the arts, spiritual growth, and contemplative practice.

Cost: $950 all inclusive: 5 nights, 5 days tuition, materials, food, and accommodation.

More details and registration on Susanna’s website:





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A guided Pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago led by Rev Matt Trounce.

25th Sept - 13th Oct 2020
Hosted by Olive Tree Travel

Discover the beauty and power of pilgrimage.

Travel lightly with only what you can carry in your pack.

Meet fellow pilgrims from around the world as you walk this historic and spiritual path.

For more details see the travel brochure on Olive Tree's website.

Deposits are due soon so please enquire ASAP if you are interested.

You can contact Matt at or phone: 0458 789 738.


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