Professional Development opportunities for Lay Ecclesial Ministers

Lay Ecclesial Ministers, just like the ordained, need and deserve formation of high standards that will provide them with the necessary skills and resources to adequately minister to the community they serve within. Below are the dates for professional development and formation in 2018.
To register for any of these events, please contact Johanna Carroll or Jacqui Giuliano at our Office on 9926 5761 or
Commissioning Mass with Archbishop Hart
Wednesday 7 February, 3pm
St Mary of the Cross Chapel, ACU
(115 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne)

Professional Development Day (facilitated by Pat Boyhan):
“With Sensitivity and Confidentiality – Responding to Family Violence”
Thursday 8 March (International Women’s Day) 
Treacy Centre (126 The Avenue, Parkville)
Cost: $50 pp. (incl morning tea + lunch)

LEM Retreat Day (facilitated by Mary Reaburn nds):
“Psalms: A Prism Through Which We See Differently”
Wednesday 16 May
St Joseph’s by the Sea (114 Cole Street, Williamstown)

Morning Tea for Lay Ecclesial Ministers
Tuesday 19 June
Cathedral Room, Cardinal Knox Centre
(383 Albert Street, East Melbourne)

LEM Retreat Day (facilitated by Marea Richardson):
“Developing a Spirituality of Encounter”
Wednesday 8 August
Campion Retreat Centre (99 Studley Park Road, Kew)

Professional Development Day (facilitated by Nicole Rotaru rsm):
“Blessed are those who mourn: Recognising, experiencing and accompanying on the journey of loss and grief”
Monday 8 October
St Joseph’s Parish (274 Rouse Street, Port Melbourne)
Cost: $50 pp. (incl morning tea + lunch)

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