Connections is about connecting people to build a caring community through activities that bring people together for social events, seminars and to support social justice initiatives. Through these activities, people have the opportunity to get to know one another, to form friendships and participate in meaningful enterprises.
St Mary’s in Exile has a regular program of events including weekend liturgies, Christmas and Easter liturgies, spiritual and meditation retreats, a series of activities in the ‘Connections’ program and special events ranging from book launches and visiting guest speakers to weekends away and overseas tours.
After 9am Sunday Mass Morning Teas are normally held on the first Sunday of the month, however may vary to accommodate special events and holidays.
Gathering Circle is a monthly event for those attending the Sunday 5pm Liturgy. Community members are invited to meet before the Liturgy to share wine, cheese, coffee, tea and cake and enjoy the company of fellow Community members.
Liturgy of Coffee & Tea Following Sunday 9am Liturgy groups of people meet at various cafe’s to share news and views over coffee and develop friendships. Everyone is welcome to join in. It is an opportunity to get to know one another and to welcome visitors. We hope we may see you there.
Sunday Evening Dinners are held at various restaurants several times each year. People from all masses are invited to come and enjoy a meal with friends and others they may not have met.
Ladies Coffee Mornings are normally held on the third Tuesday of the month at 10.00am at Cafe Briz, cnr Brereton and Boundary Roads, West End. It is come when you can, and enjoy a coffee and chat with a group of friendly ladies. Please feel free to bring friends.
Helping Us Connect via Name Badges – Identifying ourselves to others is the first step in making others welcome and building relationships. Name badges are not only helpful for making visitors welcome, they also enable us to introduce tourselves to others.
Visitors Book – Members of our Community are encouraged to request visitors to sign the Visitors’ Book, and if they would like to receive our eBulletin, to include their email address. We have a reputation for being a caring and friendly community, and obtaining contact details of visitors can be an inclusive gesture.