You are cordially invited to our Annual Dinner, which is being held this year in conjunction with the Catholic Doctors' Association of Victoria.

Our guest speaker Julian McMahon will be conducting a discussion on Capital Punishment and the Rule of Law.  Please see our Coming Events page for more details.

 

We invite you to join us for Mass and coffee before work on the First Friday of each month at St Francis' Church, 326 Lonsdale Street Melbourne 3000 (corner of Lonsdale & Elizabeth Streets).
Please see our Coming Events page for more details.

 

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th April

Many of our members will remember RMIT lecturer Dr Caroline Norma, who spoke to the MCLA in 2012 on the topic “Females for Sale and Selling a Lie: Prostitution in Victoria”.

Caroline is organising a conference against prostitution called 'The World's Oldest Oppression', which will take place at RMIT on the weekend of 9-10 April. 

This conference will give a platform to survivors of prostitution and their supporters to speak out and collectively organize.  It will also host the launch of a book which Caroline has edited with Melinda Tankard Reist entitled "Prostitution Narratives: Stories of Survival in the Sex Trade".

You are very welcome to attend the conference – please see the flyer and itinerary.

Alternatively, you might like to show your support by making a donation, for example to help cover the cost of prostitution survivors from outside Victoria travelling to the conference.  (The conference is being organized solely on a volunteer basis, and speakers are not being paid.) 

Here is a spreadsheet of running costs - if you would like to contribute, please make your donation to the following account:

Bank: Westpac
Account name: Sisterhood Circle
BSB (branch number) : 034008
Account number: 219141

 

Tuesdays, 2 February to 22 March 2016, 6.30pm–8.30pm

ACU Rooftop Garden, Level 6, Daniel Mannix Building, 17 Young Street, Fitzroy

Young people aged 18–35 are invited to join an eight-week discussion group on Theology of the Body, and uncover the wisdom of St John Paul II’s teaching on love, happiness, human dignity and God’s plan for men and women.

Saturday 13 February
9:45 AM - 3:00 PM

Carmelite Centre
O’Connor Pilkington Rooms
214 Richardson Street - Middle Park

This Saturday retreat will be an introduction to the “Practice of the Presence of God” on our everyday lives, as lived and taught by the Carmelite Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection. Facilitated by Bernadette Micallef, we will explore the treasures of his teaching through his own life story as well as through practical exercises, quiet prayer and reflection on his timeless wisdom.

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