Parish Renewal Retreat

What is a Parish Renewal Retreat?

A parish renewal retreat is about taking time out of individual daily routines and spending time together as a parish community to reflect on who we are as a parish community, as well as Who we are journeying with.  Parish Renewal is not a one-time event, but a renewal retreat is an enjoyable and memorable way to begin.  Parish Renewal is a journey, encounter, and transformation process that leads us to a personal experience of the Risen Christ, just like the Gospel story of the Walk to Emmaus, when Jesus appeared to the two disciples on the road (Luke 24:13-35).  In a community, Parish Renewal begins by learning how to shift from a habit of maintaining routines and obligations, to renewing our passion for mission in Christ.  And in order to rekindle our passion for mission in Christ, our parish is encouraging reflection and fresh conversations about pastoral leadership, succession planning and what it means to be the Catholic Apostolate. We want to create more collaborations between our parish ministry groups – which is a key pastoral goal – so that we have both the capability and sustainability to reach out to other communities in the Perth Archdiocese and in the wider world.  

Is your heart stirring right now?  Join us for a special Overnight Retreat!

Who we are today as a parish, is not the same as who we were as a community before the CoVID19 Global Pandemic.  It is time for a re-think and meaningful reflection about what has changed, and what matters most to us now and going forward. So let us hope and pray together for our transformation into a mission-focused community.  In the Emmaus story, Luke’s Gospel tells us that as Jesus blessed and broke the bread, the disciples’ eyes were opened wide and they recognised Him.  They said, “Were not our hearts burning [within us] while He spoke to us on the way and opened the Scriptures to us?” (Lk 24:32).  Even though it was already night time, the two disciples got up and hurried back to Jerusalem so that they could tell the other disciples the Good News!

2024 Parish Retreat theme: Anointed For Service 

Dates: Friday, 12th July (start 5pm) till Saturday, 13th July (finish 12 noon).

Venue: Bickley Outdoor Recreation Centre, at Hardinge Rd, Orange Grove WA 6109.

Registration Fee: $35 per participant who is a member of the parish. This cost includes Friday dinner, overnight dormitory-style accommodation, and Saturday breakfast.  (The actual cost is $65, the parish is subsidising $30, so parishioners only pay $35!).

Parishioners aged 18 and above are invited to join in a memorable overnight retreat designed to deepen our faith and strengthen our sense of community. Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and immerse yourself in the peaceful, natural setting at Bickley Outdoor Recreation Centre.


Join us for just one night and return home refreshed and inspired, ready to serve with renewed vigour.  Don't miss this opportunity to grow in faith and community. Sign-up today!

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