• Event:

    Caring for the Soul

    Join us for a conversation with Mark Patrick Hederman OSB, as he reflects on the very important task of ‘caring for the soul’. 
  • FORMATION:

    Know Your Parish

    A session focused on equipping parish leaders with strategies for growth and development with guest speaker Fr Brendan Reed
  • Sacraments:

    The Celebration of Mercy

    Celebrating the liberating power of forgiveness, through the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation
  • Easter:

    Alleluia!

    “May Jesus, who vanquished the darkness of sin and death, grant peace to our days.” -- Pope Francis
News and Resources

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Christian leadership takes imagination --- Spirit of Adventure seminar wrap-up

"Real leadership means you take the risk of being rejected. Jesus' leadership landed him on the cross. Every form of courageous leadership means that you dare to take the risk that you will be turned down."  Fr Timothy Radcliffe speaks to the 160 parishioners gathered at the Spirit of Adventure seminar. Watch/listen to his talks >
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Caring for the Soul - An afternoon with Mark Patrick Hederman OSB

Thursday 8 June --- With Melbourne’s wintry season approaching, we invite you to join us for a conversation with author and teacher Mark Patrick Hederman OSB, as he reflects on the very important task of ‘caring for the soul’.  
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Know Your Parish - Formation for Parish Pastoral Councils

Thursday 27 July --- Parish pastoral councils are invited to a formation session focused on equipping parish leaders with strategies for reviewing their community’s strengths and opportunities for growth and development. Includes input by Fr Brendan Reed. 
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Catechist Support and Resources

We encourage catechists to visit the new webpage ‘Catechist Central’ which provides a wealth of information, guidance and support for this vitally important parish ministry. 
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RESOURCES:

The Marian Month

Visit the Summit webpage for a collection of suggested Marian hymns, prayers and articles, as well as prayer resources for loan.

 
The Summit Online
eNews reflection
"We know, because the apostles have told us, that death is really the start of a new story."
Read this month's eNewsletter reflection from the Director.
 
 
Articles from The Summit Online:

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The travelling Mary

"Her faith, I learned, gave her a particular place in our collective religious history. For a beginner little Catholic, it was also an introduction to the world of the mystical." Cathy Jenkins recalls the tradition of the 'travelling Mary.' 
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Celebrating the centenary of Fatima

On 13 May this year, Pope Francis will visit Portugal to mark 100 years since the Virgin Mary appeared to three young children in the town of Fatima. Bishop Peter Elliott reflects on the events of 1917, their message and what Pope Francis can expect when he arrives.
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Preparing parish celebrations: First Communion and Confirmation

Tricia Murray reflects on the unique opportunity that parish celebrations of First Communion and Confirmation provide for hospitality toward families and visitors.
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A Eucharistic Ecology

Rev. Anthony J Kelly reflects on the unique way that the celebration of the Eucharist brings nature and culture together, inspiring an integral ecology of nature and culture, person and community, creation and God.
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Music in contemporary culture: Some implications for our celebrations of the Eucharist

Music is integral to our Eucharistic celebrations, and can help participants experience God’s presence. Maeve Louise Heaney examines sacred music’s value for liturgy, and what it can achieve that other art cannot.
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Our ‘bright sadness’: The Eucharist and Christian unity today

Fr Denis Stanley explores eucharistic faith, practice and dialogue among the different Christian churches in relation to our journey to Christian unity.
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