Wheel of Prayer: Growing Contemplative Communities


Saturday 18 August
10.00am - Registration/morning tea
10.30am - Welcome
10.40am - Group Meditation & Prayer Intentions
11.15am - Session 1
12.00pm - Lunch
12.45pm - Session 2
01.30pm - 'Contemplative Parishes'/Communal Prayer
02.15pm - Session concludes


Catholic Leadership Centre
576 Victoria Pde, East Melbourne


Experience the richness of our Christian tradition at this Retreat Day for parish leaders, volunteers and teachers. Step away from the busyness of doing for the Lord and come together for being with the Lord. The day offers a variety of prayer experiences to learn, experience and model in local parishes and schools.

Choose from the following prayer experiences:

Session 1 (Morning)

(a) Stations of Mary: Led by Jacqui Giuliano
(b) Lectio Divina: Led by Vincent & Francis Cassidy
(c) Devotion – ‘Adoration’  Led by Fr Tony Mc Sweeney SSS
(d) Indigenous Symbols, Prayers & Parish Protocols: Led by Sherry Balcombe ACMV

Session 2 (Afternoon)
(a) Taize Prayer: Led by Fiona Dyball
(b) Praise and Worship: Led by Steffi Mandalia Balian & Elren Darmawan
(c) The First Spiritual Exercises: Led by Sr Margaret Claver FCJ
(d) Christian Meditation in Parish: Led by Mirella Pace

Bookings & Enquiries

  • $30 per person
  • $100 group of five (5)
Cost includes morning tea + lunch

Please RSVP by Friday 9 August. To book visit

For any enquiries please contact Suzanne Hermon at the Archbishop’s Office for Evangelisation Melbourne on 926 5761 or

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