Catalyst for Renewal invites you to Dinner

FR MICHAEL WHELAN SM will speak on “The Statement of Conclusions Turns 21: Where Are We?”
  •  13 March 2020
     7:30PM - 10:00PM

The “Statement of Conclusions” (December 1998) is hardly a landmark document. However, it proved to be something of a catalyst for expressions of concern by many Catholics in Australia at that time. What was happening then? What is happening now? What might we learn from asking such questions?

Fr Michael is a Marist priest, ordained in 1972. He gained his PhD under Adrian van Kaam in 1984 and is the former Head of the Sydney College of Divinity and former Principal of the Catholic Theological Union in Sydney.
He has published four books and a number of articles in his field of spirituality. Michael believes the renewal of the Church must include a grassroots recovery of the mystical dimension of our faith. He is committed to assisting adults to become contemplative in and through their daily lives. As part of his work in adult education through Aquinas Academy in Sydney, he has established a place of solitude and silence on a property in Colo, NSW, with Josephite Sister, Marie Biddle. Fr Michael is currently the Parish Priest of St Pat’s Church Hill, Sydney.

Come join us in stimulating and animated discussion over a DELICIOUS TWO COURSE MEAL 7.00pm for 7.30pm
Please advise any special dietary requirements. If you wish to sit with a friend, please advise.

Contact: Secretary, Catalyst for Renewal, PO Box 265, Swansea, 2281.
Telephone 02 4971 4090 Email:


Cnr Mary Street and Gladesville Road, Hunters Hill, New South Wales, 2110


There is a parking lot in front of the hall and more parking on the street. Enter via Mary St.

It is a 10 to 15 minute walk from Hunters Hill bus stops and shops. Proceed via Gladesville Road.

Before or after daytime events, you may wish to take extra time to enjoy the beautiful Marist grounds. Holy Name of Mary Church is usually open.