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parish fellowship, and ISS seminars.

 

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Special Services, Festivals and Feast Days

Candlemas — Friday 2 February, 2018
The Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple will celebrated with the blessing of candles and a Procession at High Mass at 6.15 pm. Mass will be followed by a light meal.

Ash Wednesday — Wednesday 14 February, 2018
Ash Wednesday Masses with the imposition of ashes at 7.15 am, 1.15 pm and High Mass at 6.15 pm. There will be a light meal after the evening High Mass.

Notes for your diary

Lenten Study Groups

A group will be held in the vicarage at 2.30 pm on Wednesdays, starting on the 14th February. This will be based on the Archbishop of Canterbury's 2018 Lent Book: Luigi Gioia, Say it to God: in Search of Prayer. This group will be led by Fr Hugh and Carol O'Connor.

The second Lent Group commences after High Mass in the hall — "Friends and Companions: books that have shaped my Theology", led each week by a different member of St Peter's clergy and laity.
  • Lent 1 — 18th February; Carol O'Connor on Rowan Williams: Silence and Honeycakes
  • Lent 2 — 25th February; Nick Browne on Ursula Le Guin: A Wizard of Earthsea
  • Lent 3 — 4th March; Fr Philip Gill on Rowan Williams: Being Christian
  • Lent 4 — 11th March; Colleen Clayton on Richard Rohr: Dancing Standing Still
  • Lent 5 — 18th March; Fr Greg Davies on Stephen Chalke: Redeeming the Cross
  • Palm Sunday — 25th March; Fr Hugh Kempster on Julian of Norwich: A Revelation of Love.


Mystics Group

Fr Hugh welcomes parishioners and friends of St Peter's to an informal study group at the vicarage, on Wednesdays between 2.30 and 3.30 pm. During Lent, this group will become the Lenten Study Group outlined above.
If you would like to join the group, contact the Parish Office on 9622 2391.

ISS Seminars

Saturday 3 March, 2018 — Lenten Quiet Day

The Quiet Day will be an opportunity to refelect together on the spiritual writer and mystic, Thomas Merton. The day has the theme "Merton in the City", and will be led by Fr Rob Whalley. Fr Rob is now retired and lives in Wangaratta, but he spent many years as a member of the St Peter's congregation.

The day will commence after the 9.00 am Mass, running from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Attendees are asked to please bring their own lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Tuesday 20 March, 2018 — Images of Mary in the Christian Tradition

This seminar will be presented by Matthew Beckmann. Matthew is a Franciscan brother, theologian, and teacher. He teaches a wide range of theology and church history courses at the Yarra Theological Union, but is particularly interested in the life and thought of the medeival church.

The seminar will be held in St Peter's Hall, from 7.30 - 9.30 pm.


Click here for further details about the ISS.



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