Category Archives: Events

March for the Babies – Melbourne Saturday 8th October 1pm


The annual March for Babies in Melbourne will be held on Saturday 8th October, 2016.

The march commences at 1pm in the Treasury Gardens (meet at the corner of Spring Street and Wellington Parade)

Show your Support: Wear Pink and Blue For further information go to March for the babies

Also, the evening before, Youth for Life Australia will be holding their annual Defend Life Dinner Click here for the dinner flyer

 

Christus Rex Pilgrimage – 2013


The Christus Rex Pilgrimage is a 3 day walk from Ballarat to Bendigo, covering over 90 kilometres. This route takes us from one great cathedral – St. Patricks, Ballarat – to another splendid cathedral – Sacred Heart, Bendigo. Over the 3 days we walk through the picturesque and serene countryside and forests of Victoria, through the towns of Creswick, Smeaton, Newstead and Lockwood. Along the route we engage in prayers and song – rosaries, litanies, hymns and medieval pilgrim songs that unite all in fellowship. Daily Mass in the extraordinary form 1962 is celebrated every day in local churches, except on the Saturday where Solemn Mass is celebrated in the woodlands of Campbelltown at a woodlands site; sacred polyphony and Gregorian chant are apart of each Mass. There are many opportunities for confession and spiritual guidance from the priests who join us on the pilgrimage.

via About Us | Christus Rex Pilgrimage.

The Pilgrimage is held annually over the last weekend in October.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Join us for an excursion at Bounce Inc, Friday September 6th, 2013


2 Weir St, Glen Iris 3146,

Arrive 11.45am for 12 noon session $10/student for 60 minute session and also $10 for Junior Jumpers 3 years+ and under 110cm ($15 for if adults would like to join in the trampoline fun) Bounce socks required. $1.50 each for children over 110cm tall (children under this height do not require bounce socks). Pay for the socks on the day. Please book and pay for your own family on the bounce website beforehand at www.bounceinc.com.au

Book Now

Habemus Papam – We have a Pope :: EWTN News


francis-11_2508881b

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires has become the next Pope of the Catholic Church, taking the name Francis I. Pope Francis greeted the crowds of faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square shortly after 8:00 p.m. local time, after spending time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament in the Pauline Chapel.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, was Archbishop of Buenos Aires. He is a Jesuit and is 76. He is the first Latin American Pope and the first Jesuit Pope. In 2005, he received the second-most votes in the conclave the elected Pope Benedict. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1958, and obtained a licentiate in philosophy.

He was ordained a priest in 1969, and was a theology professor. He was a provincial leader for the Society and a seminary rector.The College of Cardinals came to an agreement on the Holy Father’s election the afternoon of March 13, after a total of four inconclusive votes earlier that day and the previous day.

via Cardinal Bergoglio elected as Pope Francis :: EWTN News.

via http://en.radiovaticana.va/index.asp Video images are produced by Centro Televisivo Vaticano (CTV), texts by Vatican Radio (RV) and CTV.

Pope Francis began his first words to the Church by saying that the cardinals “went to the end of the world” to find the new Bishop of Rome.

“Brothers and Sisters, good evening. You know that the charge of the conclave was to give a bishop of Rome.

“It would seem that my brothers went to the end of the world to choose him,” he said March 13 from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica.

The Pope then called on the crowd of tens of thousands to pray for “our Bishop Emeritus Benedict.”

“This way of the Church that we commence on,” he said, is one of “an evangelization in this beautiful city.”

Before he closed his remarks, Pope Francis asked the crowd for the favor of praying for him in silence before he gave his blessing.

He then bowed at the waist as silence settled over St. Peter’s Square.

The Pope blessed the throng of people, saying, “I give my blessing to you and all people of good will in the world.”

“I’m going to say goodbye now, thank you so much for your welcome.

I say good night “because tomorrow I want to go and pray to Mary for her protection.”

A marching band playing and the bells of St. Peter’s ringing in the night followed Pope Francis’ first words.

Read more: http://www.ewtnnews.com/catholic-news/Vatican.php?id=7233#ixzz2NYYH5mJC

From Fame to Catholic Faith – Eduardo Verastegui


Untitled picture

Hollywood actor, singer, model and film producer, Eduardo Verástegui, is coming to Australia in February 2013 to tell his story from fame to faith and to launch his latest film.  Do not miss the opportunity to meet Eduardo and hear his inspiring testimony.

Download the Event Flyer

SYDNEY
Date: Monday 25 February 2013
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: St Mary’s Cathedral School Hall. Cathedral St, Sydney near Cook & Phillip pool
Contact: Yvette Nehme | Yvette.nehme@acu.edu.au | 02 9701 4365
 
BRISBANE
Date: Tuesday 26 February 2013
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Edmund Rice Performing Arts Centre. St Laurence’s College, 82 Stephen’s Rd, South Brisbane
Contact: Mark Lysaght | mark.lysaght@acu.edu.au | 07 3623 7172
 
MELBOURNE
Date: Thursday 28 February 2013
Time: 8pm
Venue: ACU, Central Hall. 20 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.
Contact: Mary McInerney | mary.mcinerney@acu.edu.au | 03 9953 3072

For all national enquiries please contact Thérèse Nichols National Formation Coordinator | therese.nichols@acu.edu.auFor all media enquiries please contact Jen Rosenberg National Media Manager | jen.rosenberg@acu.edu.au

WHO IS EDUARDO VERÁSTEGUI?

Not only has Eduardo Verástegui appeared on television, film & the stage, he has also worked behind the camera, producing award-winning films. Eduardo possesses a diverse range of creative talents, which he has showcased across the board in entertainment.

Born and raised in northern Mexico, Eduardo left home for Mexico City at the age of 18 to pursue a career in entertainment. Following many modelling engagements with prominent fashion organisations such as Versace and Calvin Klein, he toured the world with Latin pop sensation Kairo and is an acclaimed solo artist.

In 1997, he began acting in Mexican soap operas, and also appeared in several Spanish-speaking feature-length movies and music videos such as Jennifer Lopez’s Ain’t It Funny. He followed this success landing the lead role of Thomas Fuentes in Twentieth Century Fox’s film Chasing Papi. Additional credits include CSI:Miami and Charmed. He most recently starred in For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada.

Voted as one of the “most beautiful people in the world” and cited as “the fastest rising Latino star”, Eduardo changed his mind about his celebrity lifestyle after he discovered it was making him unhappy.

After Chasing Papi, Eduardo made the conscious decision to move away from his heart-throb image and concentrate on film roles which respect both men and women. “I had twelve years of a successful career under my belt, but I only experienced emptiness, lies and illusions until now,” he said. Turning down roles in movies which conflicted with his beliefs he co-founded the production company Metanoia Films, the Greek word for “conversion”. His first feature film, Bella, which he produced and starred in, won the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award.

Read More via Eduardo Verastegui – ACU Australian Catholic University.

40 Days for Life – Melbourne, Victoria


Touch hearts. Save lives. Pray to end abortion.

You can help save lives

From September 26th to November 4th, 2012, our community will be one of many cities around the world joining together for a faith-filled, groundbreaking, coordinated pro-life movement.

40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life effort that consists of:

  • 40 days of prayer and fasting
  • 40 days of peaceful vigil
  • 40 days of community outreach

We are praying that with Gods help, this groundbreaking effort will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city and throughout Australia.

Since the first 40 Days for Life campaign was held in 2004, internationally:

  • Over 5000 children have been spared from abortion and these are just the ones we know about!
  • Over 60 abortion workers have quit their jobs;
  • 19 abortion facilities have completely shut down; and
  • Numerous women and men too are finding healing & forgiveness after having experienced an abortion.

There is much you can do, and this is where we need your help and involvement in the 40 Days for Life, Melbourne campaign. Can you spare an hour, or two, or more, to pray for the life of a baby? The life you save through prayer will be made known to you in heaven. While all aspects of 40 Days for Life are crucial in our effort to end abortion, the most visible component is the peaceful prayer vigil outside the abortion facility.

You can help make a life-saving impact by joining our local vigil at:

For more information go to 40 Days for Life – Melbourne, Victoria.

March For The Babies 2012


Date: Saturday 13th October 2012

Time: 1:00pm

Location: Treasury Gardens (starting at the south-west corner — Spring Street and Wellington Parade), Melbourne

Show your Support: Wear Pink and Blue

On October 10, 2008, the Victorian Parliament passed the Abortion Law Reform Act, one of the most extreme abortion laws in the world. This law eliminated all legal protection for Victorian children until the moment of birth.

In remembrance of this shameful day, we gather to march for the babies who never see the light of day in Victoria. The babies of every one in three pregnancies. The more than 20,000 babies killed in Victoria every year.

Together we express our profound disapproval with our Government’s failure to:

  • Protect the fundamental right to life of every person in our state.
  • Offer real help to women in crisis pregnancies, and others who have suffered through abortion.
  • Allow freedom of conscience for our health care professionals.

Our goal is to overturn this terrible law and provide full legal protection to our most vulnerable Victorians.

Please join us, as we march in this peaceful witness to life, from Treasury Gardens to Parliament House, and hear inspirational speakers and music with a message of courage and hope.

There’s a long road ahead, but we shall overcome!

For more information, visit http://marchforthebabies.org.au/

Leah Darrow’s National ACU Tour – MELBOURNE UPDATE


Leah will be talking at St Gerard’s North Dandenong at 3.30pm Saturday 8th of September.

Address: 71 Gladstone Rd, Dandenong North VIC 3175 http://www.stgerards.org.au/

—————————————————————————————————————-

America’s Next Top Model contestant Leah Darrow, shares her amazing journey of rediscovering her Catholic faith, and the immense freedom, hope and profound purpose, she found along the way.

Join us in September as ACU presents her Australian tour “Meant to be More – From Top Model to Role Model” in; Brisbane, Canberra, Strathfield and Melbourne.

MELBOURNE – ACU Melbourne Campus, Central Hall – 20 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Sunday September 9th 2012, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, For more information please contact Therese Nichols

More Information on Leah Darrow can be found here: https://catholichomeschoolaustralia.com/2011/11/16/leah-darrow-fashion-and-modesty/

For more information on Leah Darrow’s National ACU Tour, visit http://students.acu.edu.au/student_life/campus_community/faith_on_campus/upcoming_events/leah_darrows_national_acu_tour/

Share this:

via Leah Darrow’s National ACU Tour « Catholic Homeschool Australia.

Leah Darrow’s National Tour


America’s Next Top Model contestant Leah Darrow, shares her amazing journey of rediscovering her Catholic faith, and the immense freedom, hope and profound purpose, she found along the way.

SYDNEY

Sun, Sep 2 – 8pm “From Top Model to Role Model” – Our Lady of Lebanon – 40 Alice St Harris Park

Wed, Sep 5 – 8pm “From Top Model to Role Model” – Guardians – 142 Highclere Ave Punchbowl

Thurs, Sep 6 – 9:30am – Private School Event – CEO Sydney – For bookings please call Sandra Bejjani on 02 9568 8419

Thurs, Sep 6 – 1pm“Meant to be More” – ACU – 25A Barker Rd Strathfield

Thurs, Sep 6 – 7:30pm“The Faithful Fashionista: Where Faith & Fashion meet” – St Joseph’s Church – 7 Acton St Croydon

Fri, Sep 7 8am & 12:30pm – Private School Events for teachers/students CEO Sydney Bookings please call Sandra Bejjani on 02 9568 8419

Fri, Sep 7 – 6:30pm – A Night with Leah : “From Top Model to Role Model” – CYS / Western Deanery – St Thomas Church: 66 Quarry Road Bossley Park

Sat, Sep 8 – 8am – Breakfast with Leah – Pepper Tree Cafe – 63 The Mall Bankstown (under Hoyts)

Mon, Sep 10 – 7:30pm“America’s Next Top Model turned Chastity Speaker” – Theology on Tap Commercial Hotel – 2 Hassall St Parramatta

BRISBANE

Mon, Sep 3 – 1pm –Meant to be More” – ACU (Brisbane Campus) – 1100 Nudgee Rd Banyo

Mon, Sep 3 – 7:30pm – “From Top Model to Role Model”- Faith on Tap – Pineapple Hotel: 706 Main St Kangaroo Point

CANBERRA

Tues, Sep 4 – 6:30pm “Meant to be More” – Catholic Life / ACU / Guinness and God – King O’Malley’s Irish Pub City Walk Civic, Canberra

MELBOURNE

Sat, Sep 8 – 3:30pm – “An afternoon with Leah Darrow Modesty & Fashion : How it fits together” – Ignition – St Gerard’s Church: 71 Gladestone Rd, Dandenong

Sun, Sep 9 – 2pm – High Tea Talk: The Faithful Fashionista:Where Faith & Fashion meet” – ACU Pre Bookings Essential. Please email christy.collins@acu.edu.au

Sun, Sep 9 – 7pm – Melbourne Mega Event “From Top Model to Role Model : Meant to be More” with LIVE music by Fr Rob Galea

More Information on Leah Darrow can be found here: https://catholichomeschoolaustralia.com/2011/11/16/leah-darrow-fashion-and-modesty/

For more information on Leah Darrow’s National Tour, visit http://www.parousiamedia.com/index.phpdispatch=categories.view&category_id=273

40 Days for Life – Melbourne, Victoria


While we are too late to be involved with the 40 days for life this year we wanted to share this with you so we can all get involved now and for the 40 days next year, and to also share this beautiful song “The Call”.

——————————————————————————————————————————————–

Touch hearts. Save lives. Pray to end abortion.

You can help save lives!

The 40 days for life ran from February 22 to April 1, 2012. Our community joined many cities around the world in a faith-filled, groundbreaking, coordinated pro-life movement.

40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life effort that consists of:

– 40 days of prayer and fasting

– 40 days of peaceful vigil

– 40 days of community outreach

We are praying that with God’s help, this groundbreaking effort will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city and throughout Australia.

Since the first 40 Days for Life campaign was held in 2004, internationally:

– Over 5000 children have been spared from abortion (and these are just the ones we know about!)

– Over 60 abortion workers have quit their jobs;

– 19 abortion facilities have completely shut down; and

– Numerous women (and men too) are finding healing & forgiveness after having experienced an abortion.

There is much you can do, and this is where we need your help and involvement in the 40 Days for Life Melbourne campaign. Can you spare an hour, or two, or more, to pray for the life of a baby? The life you save through prayer will be made known to you in heaven.

Will you respond to “The Call”

Watch this heart moving clip with exquisite vocals by Majella McKendry.

via 40 Days for Life – Melbourne, Victoria.

More about the song

http://www.sydneycatholic.org/news/latest_news/2010/2010318_446.shtml

Related post: Just what would you give to end abortion?