Archdiocesan Women’s Taskforce: Responding to the Call
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Clara Geoghegan is the Executive Secretary to the Bishops’ Commission for Evangelisation, Laity & Ministry. Clara has lectured in Church History and Spirituality at Catholic Theological College (Melbourne). Clara is also the Co-Director of the Catherine of Siena Institute, Australia.
Download: Clara Geoghegan Talk
Brigid Cooney Official Delegate from the Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn to the Plenary Council of Australia Brigid is a 21-year-old native Canberran. Since working on the Youth Mission Team in 2017 and 2018, Brigid has been studying a double degree in History (ANU) & Teaching (ACU) and hopes to make a difference to young people by teaching history and religious education.
Download: Brigid Cooney Talk
- Join a Sisterhood Connect group in your local area.
- Purchase the Sisterhood Connect starter resource to start your own group.
- Connect with a Sisterhood representative in your local area.
- Attend local Sisterhood retreat days
- Register for the National Conference
- Listen to the Genius Podcast series that was recorded for virtual Sisterhood connect groups on Searching for and maintaining inner peace.
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- Christian meditation is a form of prayer that is concerned primarily with listening. In this form of prayer we commit to stillness, silence and simplicity. We aim to become more open and receptive to God’s spirit, who Jesus tells us dwells in our hearts, as the spirit of love. In our time of prayer we are not talking to God, thinking about God or imagining God, we are instead being with God
- This type of prayer has a long history in the Christian tradition dating back to the Desert Mothers and Fathers of the 4th Century. In recent times the English Benedictine monk Father John Main has revived this tradition and worked to share it with the wider Christian community
- The World Community for Christian Meditation carries out the work of communicating and nurturing this form of prayer. They have a fabulous website which has lots of material to support anyone starting out or continuing on this journey of faith: https://www.wccm.org
- Archbishop Christopher Prowse is a patron of the World Community for Christian Meditation and is an enthusiastic advocate of Christian Meditation: https://www.wccm.org/content/archbishop-canberra-becomes-wccm-patron
- The WCCM Australia website details local events and activities and also lists all the groups that meet on a weekly basis, both here in Canberra and throughout rural NSW. There are currently 25 groups meeting in Canberra and Queanbeyan and there are also on line groups that you can connect with if there isn’t something close to you geographically: https://wccmaustralia.org.au/find-a-group
Archdiocesan Women’s Taskforce
Contact Person: Lara Kirk
Phone Contact: 0429 192 869
Email Contact: email@example.com
The Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn Women’s Taskforce was formed in October 2019 after consultation with the women of the Archdiocese at meetings held in Canberra, Goulburn, Young, Nimmitabel, Batemans Bay and Bega.
There are 12 members of the Taskforce who meet 6 times a year and elected positions are held for three years.
The purpose of the Taskforce, as discerned through consultations with the women of the Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn, is:
- To provide a mechanism for the sharing of the Catholic faith and culture for women across the Archdiocese in a supportive, welcoming environment. A hub to facilitate faith formation. To develop the technology, with its own website and social media presence
- To connect and communicate with all women and energise them on the journey with the Spirit and to disseminate information and resources for adult education in the faith, theology, scripture, spirituality. To form relationships with other Archdiocesan support and prayer groups.
- A place of nourishment and wisdom so we can, in turn, nourish our world.
- To be a powerful and positive influence for good within our church community.
- To provide an inclusive voice for women across the Archdiocese and to advocate for their varied interests.
- To become a voice for change for women in our church