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The Journey Catholic Radio Program – 27 May 2018

Next week on the Journey, Fr Graham Schmitzer reflects on the Gospel of Matthew, Bruce Downes, The Catholic Guy encourages us to Get Spiritually Fit, and Marilyn Rodrigues, The Peaceful Parent, reminds us of the importance of One-on-One Time. Our music is selected from various talented music artists who help us to create a show about faith, hope, love and life. Go to or where you can listen anytime and subscribe to weekly shows by email.

Chosen Conference

“You did not choose me but I chose you and I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last” – John 15:16. The Chosen Conference is a national conference of young people and young adults between 18 – 30 years old, from 12th – 15th July 2018 at Mannix College Clayton, Melbourne. This conference is organised by Jesus Youth, an International Catholic Association with a focus on evangelising young people and nurturing their missionary initiatives. The Chosen conference is an initiative in the Year of Youth to help young people to encounter Jesus in a life-changing way.

The conference consists of youth rallies, up-lifting talks, workshops, Theatre, Eucharistic celebrations, Vocation & Mission Expo & Live music from Master Plan, the band performed last two WYD’s. If you are interested or want to register please visit For more information about the group registration please contact: or call us at 0491 002 081.

Upcoming Retreats at St Mary’s Towers Douglas Park NSW

Refresh yourself in the tranquility of St Mary’s Towers Retreat Centre, Douglas Park – Ph: 4630 0233 | Email: | Web:

by Pauline Compton FDNSC | 18-26 May 2018 ($856) | Prayer weekend 18-20 May 2018 ($214). Topics will include: Julian’s message of hope and love, Julian’s teaching on prayer, the Parable of the Lord and the Servant, the Motherhood of God and the Trinity. Daily Eucharist and the Sacraments of Anointing and Reconciliation will be available.


by Dominic Gleeson MSC | 6 Day Retreat 1-7 June 2018 ($642); Prayer weekend 1-3 June 2018 ($214). This guided retreat will be “time-out” to explore the possibilities of living a new life in the Trinity of love, allowing God, in our prayer, to reveal to us just how God is experiencing the experience of my life. Daily Eucharist and the Sacraments of Anointing and Reconciliation will be available.

Spirituality in the Pub

Wed. 6th June 2018. 7.30 – 9pm at the PADDINGTON RSL CLUB 220-232 Oxford St, Paddington, opposite the Town Hall. Topic: “Running Charities”. Speakers: Sophie Cotton Smith, Marathon Runner, founder of Running for Premature Babies charity; and Brad Anderson, Sydney Service Manager of Orange Sky Laundries, a charity which offers a free mobile laundry service for the homeless Donation entry. Info Marea: 0414 873 910.