Monday nights commencing 6 March, 7.30–9pm

St Ignatius Church, 326 Church Street, Richmond


Tuesday nights commencing 7 March, 7.30–9pm
Corpus Christi Community, 855 Mickleham Road, Greenvale

‘Inner peace in divine love’ is a series of four weekly sessions devoted to the First Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius, devised to help people seeking deep inner peace. This series of evening gatherings across Lent, in Greenvale or Richmond, is a four-week guided prayer retreat, where participants pray a guided contemplative prayer at home for at least half-an-hour most days and meet once a week to share their experiences of prayer.

Details: Annmaree on 0413 853 060 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Tuesdays 7, 14, 21 and 28 March, 7.30pm

Immaculate Conception Church, 345 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Fr Brendan Byrne SJ will deliver this series of free talks on the topic Four portraits of Jesus: Mark, Matthew, Luke and John. Beginning with Mark, each talk will bring out the evangelist’s particular ‘take’ on Jesus: his identity—human and divine—and his role in bringing the world to the fullness of salvation. The talk will consider the setting of each gospel in the life of the early church, the aims of the evangelist, and some passages from the gospel that particularly illustrate his view of Jesus.

Details: Berny on 8862 4020

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Tuesdays from 7 March at 10.30am, Wednesdays from 1 March at 11am, Thursdays from 2 March at 7.30pm

St Dominic’s Parish, 816 Riversdale Road, Camberwell

St Dominic’s parish is hosting the Wollongong Diocese’s weekly Lenten program, which follows the Sunday Scripture readings. Hope will feature reflections by Shane Dwyer and Sr Hilda Scott, with Fr Graham Schmitzer. Each session will last for an hour; the evening session will conclude with tea/coffee/biscuits. All welcome.

Cost: Gold coin donation.

Registration: 9912 6870 or drop by in person. Remember to indicate which time slot you would like to attend.

Thursdays 9, 16, 23 March, 5.15–6.15pm

Newman College, Swanston Street, Parkville

A series of meditations followed by conversation on the life and thought of Pope Francis. Led by Br Mark O’Connor FMS (Pope Francis Fellow).

Cost: Free, but bookings essential

Details and RSVP: Br Mark O’Connor on 0429 694 707 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Sunday, 26 March, 2–4pm

Hosted by the Australian Family Association - venue to be confirmed

The Victorian End-of-Life Choices Inquiry has recommended an assisted suicide law and a bill will be introduced into parliament during this year. International expert Professor Margaret Somerville will speak on the topic of euthanasia, in particular outlining the dangers of assisted suicide legislation and lessons learned from a similar campaign in Canada. Tea and coffee will be provided after the talk.

Cost: Free but strictly by RSVP. Donations greatly appreciated.

RSVP: Maria on 0438 088 681 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Saturday 25 March

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