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The Advent of Grace

Preparing for the Season of Advent (Year A)


Offered over two weeks, these Advent formation sessions are ideal for liturgy and parish leadership teams looking to explore the Gospel of Matthew (Year A) and ideas on how to bring the season to life in their local communities.

In week 1 (Tuesday 15 October), participants will be guided through the Gospel of Matthew by Ria Greene (Deputy Principal, Identity, Community and Action, St Bede's College Mentone), who will explore the gospel's context, structure and key themes.

In week 2 (Tuesday 22 October), participants can choose from a range of workshops that will focus on developing a music repertoire for the season; engaging children and young people in the Advent and Christmas narratives; communicating the Advent message visually through visio divina; and the theology and practice of welcome and hospitality during the Season of Advent. Come to one session or come to both!


Date & Venue


Week 1:  Tuesday 15 October, 2019

6.30pm - Arrival and light supper

7.00pm - Session starts

9.00pm - Session concludes


Keynote: An Overview: The Gospel of Matthew(Year A of the liturgical cycle)



Week 2:  Tuesday 22 October, 2019

6.30pm - Arrival and light supper

7.00pm - Gathering Prayer

7.10pm - Session 1 - Workshops

8.05pm - Session 2 - Workshops

9.00pm - Session concludes


Select one workshop for each session: 


Session 1:  Workshop A:  Figures of Grace: Engaging children & young people in the Advent & Christmas narratives
                   Workshop B:  Celebrating with Joy: Disciples of Advent Hope

                   Workshop C:  God speaks: Exploring the practice of 'visio divina' in the Season of Advent

                   Workshop D:  Developing a music repertoire for the Season of Advent


Session 2:  Workshops from Session 1 repeated  



Catholic Leadership Centre
576 Victoria Parade
East Melbourne  Vic  3002



Cost per person

$30 for Weeks 1 & 2 inclusive

$20 per individual week




Contact Details

For assistance with registration or the Trybooking process, please contact:

Suzanne Hermon

Archbishop's Office for Evangelisation

9926 5761


What information will I need to complete my Trybooking registration?
  • Name of each person to be registered
  • Dietary requirements for each registrant
  • Workshop selections if attending Session 2
  • Credit card details to complete the registration