Catalyst for Renewal

Seeking renewal through conversation

We are believers who are attempting to establish a forum for conversation within the Catholic Church of Australia. Our aim is to prompt open exchanges among the community of believers, mindful of the diversity of expressions of faith in contemporary Australia. This springs explicitly from the spirit of Pope John XXIII and Vatican II: "Let there be unity in what is necessary, freedom in what is unsettled, and charity in any case." (Gaudium et Spes, n.92)


We are constantly aware of the emphasis placed by Pope Francis on the importance of dialogue and conversation with others - not only with members of our own faith tradition but with those who are ‘church shy’; or see themselves on the fringe of conventional religious experience; with those from other Christian churches and other faith traditions; with those of no particular religious affiliations at all; with some who do not believe in God… We firmly believe that we have much to learn from each other.

Information about Catalyst Events

For information about all forthcoming Catalyst events, refer to the Events menu. Events are listed in their respective categories.

Below we highlight our upcoming and major events.

For more information, please email catalyst-for-renewal@tpg.com.au

Our Next Event

  • My Spirituality: Then and Now - SIP on the Central Coast
    • 2 October 2018
      7:30PM - 8:55PM

    We believe that all people experience and express spirituality in their lives whether they are churchgoers or not. We hope that through Spirituality in the Pub we will be encouraging conversation about spirituality amongst people as we join in this ongoing conversation.

Coming Up

Next SIP Event

  • My Spirituality: Then and Now - SIP on the Central Coast
    • 2 October 2018
      7:30PM - 8:55PM

    We believe that all people experience and express spirituality in their lives whether they are churchgoers or not. We hope that through Spirituality in the Pub we will be encouraging conversation about spirituality amongst people as we join in this ongoing conversation.

  • Conquering Cancer. Dealing with the Enemy - SIP at Paddington
    • 3 October 2018
      7:30PM - 8:55PM

    • Dining before SIP: Don’t forget the Bistro at the Club if you’d like to eat beforehand. Book if possible – phone: 9332 8222. Otherwise, just turn up.