•  23 March 2021
     7:30PM - 9:30PM

2020-2021 My/Our Story
Effect on my life, my spirituality …

Four speakers share their experiences:

Muriel Alexander: “I retired 6 years ago after 40 years teaching in Catholic Primary schools in the Western suburbs. Since retiring I have volunteered weekly at the Red Cross Blood Bank in the city. I spend time bike riding, walking with friends and working in my garden. I’ve been fortunate enough to do a bit of travelling both in Australia and overseas. I’m also involved in a variety of ways with my Parish.”

Natalie Gallenti: “mother of three children, two who attend St Theresa’s Primary School and a third at St Aloysius College. In my spare time I like to read, cook and spend time with family and friends. I worked as a journalist for 10 years in the local area before becoming a real estate agent in Essendon.”

Margriet Jellema: “I was born in the Netherlands in a small country town. My family all live in the Netherlands and I feel very much connected to my family and home country still. I migrated to Australia (on my own) in 1997, and love this country! Married, 2 Teenage sons. I have worked as a registered nurse for more than 28 years in different hospital settings. For the last 22 years I have been working as an Intensive Care nurse and still am. I undertook further  studies and am now also a qualified Natural Health Practitioner;  (Kinesiologist and Mind, Body, Medicine Practitioner.”

Tham Nguyen (Tammy): “from VietNamese background and a big catholic family. I have been in Australia for more than 12 years. I have been involved in the youth ministry at Holy Eucharist for 6 years and Victoria Vietnamese Youth Community for 3 years. At the moment I’m still volunteering in the communities, running my business and working for the Redemptorist Youth Mission in Melbourne.”


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


Club Italia, Furlong Rd, St Albans, Victoria


Club Italia is between the Western Ring Road and Sunshine Hospital.

Come along by yourself or with a group of friends and catch up with old friends or make new ones.  It will be an evening of live conversation, started by our speakers.

There will be an opportunity for you to share your story, insights or learnings in small groups or in plenary session if you so choose.

Support the club that supports Western SIP by dining there beforehand from 6.00 p.m. Dine on a table with other Western SIP participants.  Early arrival allows time to order and enjoy your meal before moving into the room we use which is off the Bistro area.

In these times of Covid record keeping, it is essential that you let us know if you are coming. Please reply to Westernsip.club@gmail.com letting us know if you are coming for: 1. Meal  2. SIP session, or call 0429 869 457 between 2.00pm and 6.00 p.m.