Spirituality in the Pub Paddington 2015

(An initiative of Catalyst for Renewal Incorporated)

PADDINGTON RSL CLUB : 220 – 232 Oxford St Paddington

PADDINGTON. 7.30-900pm

First Wednesday of each month

Come, share a drink and engage in stimulating conversation

Our 2015 theme: "Twenty years of SIPping – enriching conversations"

4th March: "Reflections from Rome – Evolution or Revolution?"
Speakers: Mavis & Ron Pirola, official attendees at the 2014 Synod on the Family; John Buggy, Australian representative on Catholic Church Reform International which met in Rome just prior to the Synod.  MC:  Marea Donovan

1st April :"Civil Disobedience".
Speakers:  Margaret Coffey, social justice activist, retired nurse and Academic;and Justin Whelan, Mission Development Manager at Paddington Uniting Church, co-founder of Love Makes a Way.   MC: Susan Eichorn

6th May: (Our 20th Birthday!!) "Conscience – 20 years on". 
Speakers: Geraldine Doogue, Television and radio Anchor, Journalist, published author and Member of Catalyst for Renewal; Fr Michael Whelan sm, Director of the Aquinas Academy, Sydney and Member of Catalyst for Renewal. MC: Marea Donovan

3rd June   "Acts of loving kindness".
Speakers: Fran McCarthy, Principal at Jarjum College, Redfern; and Fr David Smith, Anglican Minister from Dulwich Hill. (Fr David, who appeared recently on TV program Compass, is as comfortable in the boxing ring as he is in the pulpit!)

1st July:  "Creating life – choices and implications".
Speakers:  John Pascoe, Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court and TBA.  MC: Loubna Haikal

5th August: "A Fair Go?"
Speakers: Amna K-Hassan, a young Australian Federal Police community Liaison Officer; and Fr Peter Maher, Parish Priest of Newtown Catholic Church and Editor of The Swag.

2nd September:   "Guess who's coming to dinner?"
Vashti Hughes,  writer, theatre and movie performer; Tru Nguyen, a young refugee studying for the priesthood in the Catholic Church; and TBA.  Format: a panel of three young people withSusan Eichorn, as Moderator.

7th October:   "Happiness":
Julie McCrossin, Broadcaster with the ABC for 20 years and now a freelance journalist, facilitator, trainer and speaker; & TBA.



PADDINGTON RSL CLUB 220 – 232 Oxford St Paddington


Spirituality in the Pub is an initiative of Catalyst for Renewal Incorporated

Website: www.catalyst-for-renewal.com.au