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Bathurst

January 6-13

Melbourne

January 20-27

Paterson

January 13-20

Perth

January 6-13

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Summer School
2019 Theme
Then Mary said, "I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word." (LUKE 1:38)
Yes Lord, your will be done! (MATTHEW 6:10)
Mary was faced with the impossible and realised what what was being proposed was beyond her. But the angel assured her: "The Holy Spirit will come upon you". That is what makes the difference. 

Experience the transforming power of the Holy Spirit who enables us to say "Yes Lord, your will be done!" through the amazing journey of Summer School 2019.

This Scripture text has been chosen for World Youth Day to be held in Panama in January 2019. Coinciding with dates of Summer School here in Australia, it is appropriate for us to be joined in spirit with the Papal world pilgrimage for youth.

The theme will help us to focus on the need for a personal surrender to the Lord's will in our lives. We can also connect this to the whole history in the Scriptures of men and women responding with to the Lord's call with "Here I am; I come to do your will". 

"We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can - namely, surrender our will and fulfill God's will in us."

Saint Teresa of Avila

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Four locations.
One incredible journey.

For over 30 years Summer School has been serving the needs of young people around Australia and beyond. Come to a Summer School and walk the journey with us. Let God lead you along the special path he has planned for your life.


The Summer School of Evangelisation has a central purpose – the unique encounter between each person and the Living God whose great love and mercy has overflowed for all humanity from the dawn of creation. Through the resurrection of Jesus and the gift of the Holy Spirit, we are “made alive” (1 Corinthians 15:22). It is in this new life that we are able to live life to the full.

What is it?

A week long retreat into the powerful experience of the Holy Spirit, opening up possibilities for deepening faith, peace, healing, joy, freedom and passion for the Gospel of Jesus.

Journey with others

Journey with other Catholics for the week, forming a unique faith community, bonded by a common vision to seek God in the Summer of School of Evangelisation. Share and support each other through allocated small group time each day with those of similar ages. Build new friendships and discover the vibrant youth and young adults in our Catholic Church.

What happens?

Presentations & lectures are given by those with formal theological training and/or extensive personal experience of faith and Christian Community. Lectures topics include Scripture, Catholic teaching, Evangelisation, Living as a Disciple, and Prayer. Seminars offer a practical opportunity to experience, participate in, and question, issues, methods, and vision for evangelisation in areas such as: Prayer, Discernment, Healing, Gifts of the Holy Spirit, Intercession and Faith in Action. There are many opportunities for communal and personal prayer, including Charismatic praise and worship and Mass.

Register

Select the school you would like to attend:

Bathurst

6 - 13 January

Melbourne

20 - 27 January

Paterson

13 - 20 January

Perth

6 - 13 January

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The School is run by the Disciples of Jesus Covenant Community, a group of people who together attempt to live the Christian life under the grace of renewal of the “Baptism of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 1:5,8).


The Disciples of Jesus is a Catholic Community with branches throughout Australia, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines and Indonesia. It is comprised of families, single people, priests and consecrated men and women.


The Disciples of Jesus Commuinty is a member of the Catholic Fraternity of Covenant Communities whose statutes were recognized by the Pontifical Council for the Laity in Rome in 1993. The Community is approved as a Private Association of Christ’s Faithful within the Catholic Church.


The School of Evangelisation comes under the direction of Fr Ken Barker, a member of the Disciples of Jesus Covenant Community and the Missionaries of God’s Love.


*Photos from Light to the Nations Easter Youth Pilgrimage 2017, another event organised by the Disciples of Jesus

Contact

 

Melbourne

Br Cameron & Sarah-Jane

Bathurst

Amanda

Paterson

Bruce & Berny

Perth

Marty