Lenten Enrichment 2021
Lent invites us to open our lives to the renewing presence of God. These resources provide opportunities for prayer, reflection and action during Lent.
Acrath Slavery-free Chocolate Campaign
Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) has launched its Slavery-free Easter Chocolate Campaign. Help eliminate slavery or child labour by buying chocolate that is produced without the use of child labour.
Lenten Discussion Programs
Parishioners from Camberwell, Balwyn Deepdene and Surrey Hills Wattle Park are invited to take part in either of the following Lenten discussion programs faciliated by Dr Rose Marie Prosser. Rose Marie is a parishioner at Surrey Hills Wattle Park Park and a lecturer in Theology and Scripture with the University of Divinity. Rose Marie currently works with groups in the areas of scripture, theology and spirituality.
It’s all about Hope
Based on the program written by Christopher Monaghan CP, supported annually by the Melbourne Archdiocese. This series is a rich exploration of Old and New Testament passages mirroring 2021 Lenten scripture with reflection, discussion and prayer.
Venue: Our Holy Redeemer Meeting Room (beside OHR Church), 4 Barton Street, Surrey Hills.
Dates: Mondays on 1, 15, 22 & 29 March at 3.45 pm for a 4.00 pm start. Each session will run for one hour.
Facilitator: Rose Marie Prosser
Please register your interest by emailing SHWP Parish Office
Questions and Openness
A series reflecting on articles sourced from journals e.g. Le Croix International, The Tablet, and theological writing e.g. Irish priest, author & speaker, Daniel O’ Leary. These sessions are designed for those interested in exploring the challenges of faith.
Venue: Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Meeting Room (behind the OLPS Church), 301 Elgar Road, Wattle Park.
Dates: Wednesdays 3, 10, 17 & 24 March at 3.45 pm for a 4.00 pm start. Each session will run for one hour.
Facilitator: Rose Marie Prosser.
Project Compassion Lenten Appeal
“Aspire not to have more, but to be more.” Saint Oscar Romero
This Lent you are invited to assist Caritas Australia to raise vital funds to help those facing poverty and injustice in our world. Your donation will help vulnerable families to build brighter futures for themselves.
Praying the Way of the Cross
This Lent we are being invited to reflect on the way and person of Jesus, renew ourselves in his love, and recommit ourselves to the path of discipleship.
Praying the Way of the Cross has been developed by the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne Proclaim Team incorporating images, scripture, music, reflection and prayer. The resource features the beautiful carved Stations of the Cross in Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Deepdene.
Message of Pope Francis for Lent 2021
Pope Francis focuses on the three theological virtues in his Lenten message for 2021, inviting us to “renew our faith, draw from the living waters of hope, and receive with open hearts the love of God.”