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Special Services, Festivals and Feast Days

New Guine Martyrs — Sunday 3 September, 2017
The Feast commemoratin the Martyrs of New Guinea will be celebrated with a Procession at the 11.00 am High Mass. There will be a bring and share lunch in the hall following High Mass.

Michaelmas — Friday 29 September, 2017
The Feast of St Michael and All Angels will be celebrated with High Mass and Procession at 6.15 pm. This service will be followed by a catered meal in the hall. Please book for the meal for catering purposes.

Notes for your diary

A Theological Reflection on Euthanasia — Sunday 24th September, 1 pm
Dr Stephen Duckett, Health Program Director with the Grattan Institute will lead a discussion on this topical issue after High Mass.

Theological Forum — Saturday 7th October, 11 am to 4 pm.
The Rev'd Dr Keith Mascord, a Sydney based priest and theologian will talk about 'Diversity and engagement in a changing world'. This event is organized by the Society of the Sacred Mission (SSM) and hosted by St Peter's.

Panel Discussion on Marriage Equality — Sunday 8th October, 1 pm.
Rowena Allen, Victorian Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality; the Rev'd Dr Gary Bouma, Emeritus Professor of Sociology and UNESCO Chair in Interreligious and Intercultural relation, Asia Pacific; and Dr Keith Mascord will lead this discussion.

An EFM Taster, "And God Spoke: the Authority of the Bible for the Church Today" — Tuesdays 10th, 17th, and 24th October, 6 pm.
Fr Greg Davies, National Director of Education for Ministry (EFM), and priest assisting at St Peter's, will give this introductory series of talks for those interested in further exposure to EFM courses.

Forgiveness and Kindnss workshops — Sundays 22nd and 29th October, 1 pm.
Led by the Rev'd Canon Professor Dorothy Less, Dean of Trinity College Theological School; The Rev'd Glenn Loughrey, Aboriginal priest and artist; Shris Mackey, Psychologist; and John Hendry, former Director of Student Welfare at Geelong Grammer, will lead workshops on this relevant topic.

Pilgrim Course

From Sunday 2 July at 2 pm, the Pilgrim Course will be starting up again at the vicarage. It is a study group designed for those who are new to Christianity, any adults seeking to be baptized or confirmed, or those who just want to deepen or refresh their faith. If you would like to join the group, or just find out more about it, please talk to Fr Hugh after Mass, or contact him on 0488 960 022 or vicar@stpeters.org.au.

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.
If you would like to join the group, contact the Parish Office on 9622 2391.

ISS Seminars

Thursday 28 September, 2017 — The Impact of the Reformation on British Art

Most of the public art in Britain before the Reformation was in churches, cathedrals, and monastic foundations. Henry VIII's decision to dissolve the monasteries removed a great many of these treasures. Many fell into private hands or were hidden. Some are being rediscovered. But the iconoclastic tendencies which emerged enabled significant numbers of people to attack and destroy works of art in the various phases of the English Reformation, running from the 1540s to the 1650s. With religious imagery (and Greco-Roman mythology) outlawed, English artists focussed on portraiture to survive, and eventually still life and landscape emerged as acceptable genres. Not until the nineteenth century did religious imagery return.

Bishop Ian George, former Archbishop of Adelaide, and Archdeacon Craig D'Alton, vicar of St Mary's North Melbourne, will discuss the issues involved with this theme at 7.30 pm on September 28th.

See the
ISS page for further details.

Thursday 19 October, 2017 — Russian Orthodox Theology, Liturgy & Ecumenism

The Rev'd Lawrence Cross lectures in Orthodox theology. He was instrumental in arranging for a visit of the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, to Australia some years ago and the two share their interest in Orthodox theology. Fr Lawrence is the author of In the House of the Spirit and God's Holy Fire. Both are published in Australia by Freedom Press.

This seminar will be held in St Peter's hall from 7.30 to 9.30 pm on Thursday 19th October.

See the ISS page for further details.

Click here for further details about the ISS.

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