Join us during Advent for a seasonal ‘retreat’.
It’s the perfect way to prepare for Christmas
individually and as a family and community.
Welcome to this year’s Advent retreat in collaboration with Sacred Space, written by Fr Paul Pace SJ, entitled ‘Stepping Beyond’.
This year has continued to offer many challenges for us in the shadow of the global pandemic. Thankfully, however, many of us are now moving to brighter days and are called to step out again into the fullness of life and step beyond our isolated worlds.
The theme of our retreat this year is exactly that – Stepping Beyond – and will be inspired by Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter Fratelli Tutti, on fraternity and social friendship.
Other words for fraternity include fellowship; friendship and companionship, all words that are central to the Christian message especially at Christmas.
The weeks of Advent are a call to a deeper reflection on the life of Jesus as he stepped beyond his world into ours as our companion and friend. Advent is a time to help us prepare to welcome Jesus our Saviour, God made man in Bethlehem and to hear his call to Step Beyond ourselves.
|Session One||Introduction||25 November 2021|
|Session Two||First Week of Advent||29 November 2021|
|Session Three||Second Week of Advent||06 December 2021|
|Session Four||Third Week of Advent||13 December 2021|
|Session Five||Fourth Week of Advent||20 December 2021|
|Session Six||Conclusion||27 December 2021|