Responding to the Call | Women's Reflection Afternoon
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Description: Gather with a friend or two in your home or in your local parish to connect with women from all around the Archdiocese as we explore what it means to “Answer the Call’ to deeper intimacy with God and to make a difference in the church and in the world. Hear from two local Catholic speakers and experience prayer opportunities lead by women prayer leaders from around the Archdiocese.
Clara Geoghegan is the Executive Secretary to the Bishops’ Commission for Evangelisation, Laity & Ministry. Clara has lectured in Church History and Spirituality at Catholic Theological College (Melbourne). Clara is also the Co-Director of the Catherine of Siena Institute, Australia.
Brigid Cooney is the Official Delegate from the Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn to the Plenary Council of Australia. Brigid is a 21-year-old native Canberran. Since working on the Youth Mission Team in 2017 and 2018, Brigid has been studying a double degree in History (ANU) & Teaching (ACU) and hopes to make a difference to young people by teaching history and religious education.
Clara is aiming to inspire us to respond to our baptismal calling to intimacy with Christ and to co-responsibility for the mission of the Church. Brigid will share her personal journey of discovering the above and will explain why she put her hand up as a delegate for the Plenary Council and what she hopes will be achieved.
As well as these inspiring inputs, the afternoon will be punctuated by short guided prayer experiences lead by the following groups:
· Winniefred Rebello: Women Alive (Indian, Pakistani & Sri Lankan women’s prayer group)
· Anne Hartwell: Mothers Prayers
· Bronnie Schlager: Call to Connect
· Karen Doyle: Sisterhood National Catholic Women’s Movement
· Vikki McDonough: Christian Meditation