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Lay Gathering and Commissioning of the Australian National Council of the Laity of the Chevalier Family

13th – 15th September 2019

Bringing the Family Together


This is an historical moment in the life of the Australian Chevalier Family as the laity associated with the MSC and OLSH come together with the blessing of the MSC Sisters. This retreat will celebrate our shared history and affirm our shared charism as people of the Sacred Heart. It will be a ‘working retreat’ flowing out of our prayer and our resolution to move forward, recreating the vision of Chevalier in this place and in this time. The opportunity to explore our own, personal spirituality will take a back seat to the work of Bringing the Family Together. The image and symbol of a loaf of bread being created will be the thread that ties the retreat together and will become the bread we break and share at Eucharist.

Program Outline:

Friday Evening

5.00 pm           Gather for finger food

7.00 pm           Opening of the retreat: Welcome and introductions.

                        Opening Prayer - Here I am, Lord

9.00 pm           Conviviality


9.00 am           Session One    Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies it                                                       remains a single grain …

                        Sharing our Spirituality of the Heart charism through prayer and reflection

10.30 am         Morning tea

11.00 am         Session Two    Listening to each other – what did I hear?

11.30 am         Session Three The development of the lay Chevalier Family

12.30               Lunch

2.00 pm           Session Four   Leavening the Bread

                        A reading of the attached article: Ministering is at the Heart of Christianity by                   Mary Thorne. Please read the article before arriving at the retreat.

3.00 pm           Session Five    The Australian National Guidelines

                        A very brief overview of the Guidelines for the Australian National Council of                    the Laity of the Chevalier Family and the implications of those Guidelines.

                        How this development might help grow different active ministries and how                        these different ministries can cross-fertilise, support and collaborate with                                    each other.

4:00 pm           Free time

6.00 pm           Dinner

7.30 pm           Introduction of the Council members.


9.30 am           Eucharist and blessing and inauguration of the Council members.

                        Closure of the retreat.

11.00 am         First meeting of the National Council


Booking form

Ministering is at the Heart of Christianity      an article by Mary Thorne.


Accommodation includes finger food on arrival, Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday breakfast.

Ensuite (limited number)                                                                    $200

Single room shared facilities                                                              $180                           

Dormitory with shared facilities                                                         $140


Preferred accommodation:

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My connection with OLSH/MSC:

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Please return form before September 1st to:

Fred Stubenrauch

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“Snail mail”           C/o Fred Stubenrauch PO Box 19A Douglas Park 2569

Bank account details for remittance:

BSB: 062 784, Account number: 29785403, Account name: Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, St Mary’s Towers, Reference: Your Surname.