St Mary’s in Exile is a community of diverse people who come together in the light of the Christian mystery to act justly and give priority to those marginalised in our society
We acknowledge the traditional owners of this land where we are now gathered and recognise that it continues to be sacred to them.
Shared Compassion – November 6th
Mahatma Gandhi once said " the greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane". When we return to a place of shared compassion, we can truly begin the work of restoring hope and life on our planet. Each week in our liturgies, we aspire to encourage each of us to find that place of shared compassion.
Conversation with John Fitzwalter – October 16th
John is an artist and a gallery owner. He talks about the role of the arts in helping us focus on that which really matters in our lives. He insists that we are not separate and that it is through the arts that we are able to gain connectedness.
St Paul Epistles – October 2nd
David Pincus will be speaking about Paul’s Epistles, which, he believes, were the vehicle that conveyed the message of Jesus to the world and convinced so many of the hearers that Jesus outlined a good way of living. St Paul was one of the most influential figures in Christianity's formation and influence. This weekend we explore some of the most interesting dimensions of this character.
Season of Creation – September 25th
The Season of Creation 2022 began on 1st of September, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and ends October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of ecology. Season of Creation is the annual ecumenical celebration that unites the world’s 2.4 billion Christians in prayer and action for our common home. Homilist: Heather Eckersley.
Healing our Bodies & Minds – Sept 18th
On Father's Day Terry's liturgy focused on the parlous state of men's mental health and how this was partly a legacy of Christianity's adopting Greek philosophy's disconnect of mind and body. This week we will be exploring how the ancient spiritual practices of making sounds like chants and singing can heal our bodies and minds. H
Reciprocity – September 11th
Margaret discusses the concept of Reciprocity that scientist and author, Robin Wall Kimmerer, says, broadens what it means to be human in all our relationships, including our relationship with Earth. Kimmerer suggests that in a culture of gratitude, both the honour of giving and the humility of receiving, are necessary halves of the whole.
Fathers' Day – September 4th
In the wake of some high-profile men committing suicide recently the topic of men's mental wellbeing has been a subject of much discussion. In our Father's Day liturgy, we will focus on the Christian religion's and Greek philosophy's legacy of the dualistic split of mind from body and its sad consequences for all, especially men. Homily by Terry Fitzpatrick. Photo by Ante Hamersmit.
Australia Catholic Church Planary Council – Aug 21
In this week's liturgy, Fr Frank Brennan reflects on the recent Plenary Council of the Australian Catholic Church. In his reflections he focuses on two of the major issues discussed. A highlight was the acknowledging of the place and contribution of the First Nations peoples in the life of the Nation and the Australian Catholic Church.
A contemplative liturgy celebration commencing with meditation, followed by Liturgy and Eucharist at 5:30pm.
A morning liturgy and celebration of Eucharist.
An afternoon liturgy and celebration of Eucharist.