Day of Reflection – Central Eastern Region
Report by Stephen Quain, Master of Ceremonies.
30 members, including some aspiring non members, attended the day of Reflection in the tranquil and elegant setting of Mary MacKillop Place at North Sydney.
We were led by Fr. Danny Meagher as our spiritual director and following his addresses there was lively discussion.
Our first session centred on the theme of Creation from Genesis, and God’s love for all and salvation, not for just a chosen few, but for all, and the fundamental unity with opponents, and enemies, we endure for Christ’s sake, through the Church, especially in times of adversity, with reference to the encyclical of Lumen Gentium of Vataican II.
In the afternoon, our discussions focussed on the roles of the Ordained and non ordained ministry, the historical roles of the Episcopes, the Presbyters and the Deaconos. The background of celibacy and the role of married clergy also ensured further discussion.
As our tradition, the day concluded with Mass in the beautiful Chapel.
We appreciate and are very grateful for the participation of Fr. Danny Meagher and the hospitality of the Sisters of St. Joseph.