Parents engaging with Scripture

Invitation: PARENT RETREAT DAY
Friday 2nd Nov 2018. 9am-4pm
St Joseph’s Spirituality Centre
8 Humphrey’s Rd, Kincumber South N.S.W.

Our retreat theme: “Ancient Wisdom, Contemporary Lives”
Guest presenter: Rabbi Gad Krebs
Despite every obstacle imaginable, the Jewish people have managed to maintain their traditions over millennia, with a remarkable capacity to adapt and innovate while drawing on the ancient wisdom of their ancestral faith. The role of family, home, and scripture is central to this dynamic. What can we, as Catholic parents, learn from Jewish families in our own efforts to pass on to our children the riches of our life experience, our faith, our ancestry, our scriptures? This retreat day allows for gentle reflection and space to get in touch with ‘who’ and ‘what’ is dear to our hearts, to rediscover the deep wisdom of our faith tradition as we walk with our children. Our guest speaker will be Rabbi Gad Krebs, recalling Pope Francis’ words: “Dialogue and friendship with the Jewish people are part of the life of Jesus’ disciples.”

Join us for a restful day of ‘soul food’ and reflection in a beautiful natural environment, on sacred ground where St Mary MacKillop, and Indigenous Australian ancestors, once walked. A Mass for All Souls Day is included in the day’s program.

Bookings: Sallyanne.butel@dbb.catholic.edu.au RSVP: 30 Oct
Cost: $20 suggested donation (pay on the day)
An initiative of Catholic Schools Office, Diocese of Broken Bay. The overall program is facilitated by CSO staff members.

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