Cardijn Community Australia has announced three workshops on the theme ‘The signs of the times: What are we doing?”

The church is doing plenty, on many vital issues. But our world is changing rapidly. We need to look afresh.

Are there things occurring in our cities, towns and suburbs in 2013 that raise questions, create unease, or demand a response? Or perhaps good community initiatives with which the church could be more engaged? Where are the ‘peripheries’ that Pope Francis encourages us to be? And who is our neighbour anyway?

Whether you are aware of a particular need, or just have a sense that we as church could rejuvenate our engagement with the communities where we live, you are welcome to join us at these workshops.

They will not be lectures by experts. Rather, ordinary people will listen to each others’ ideas, discuss and investigate them further, and consider what actions might be feasible. Using Joseph Cardijn’s (the Church’s) ‘See Judge Act’ inquiry method, over three meetings we will discern the Signs of ‘our’ Times, reflect on these in the light of our Christian faith, and consider whether any concrete actions might be initiated.

Because the workshops will be metropolitan wide, they will enable (but not be limited to) consideration of issues that extend beyond a single parish.

After the three meetings we will discern whether there is the energy to continue meeting and developing actions.


When: 10.00 am – 12.00 midday, on the following Saturdays:

24th August
31st August
14th September

Where: Yarra Theological Union (St Paschal’s Franciscan Friary), 98 Albion Road, Box Hill

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  • Entry: via the footpath to the left of the church (see attached map)
  • Cars: use Albion Road entry to park.
  • Public Transport: Best option is a 4 minute journey on Route 733 Bus, which on Saturdays leaves Box Hill Railway Station on the half hour. Route map attached.


Cost: Gold coin donation for tea & coffee.

For further information, or if you need help with transport, contact David Moloney, Secretary Cardijn
Community Australia: 0417 704 427;

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