Faith Matters Group

Supporting Faith Development

We are a small group in the Parish which feels that ‘Faith Matters’ is a good way of describing what we are about.

Aim

To facilitate and support learning about and sharing thoughts on matters of faith and to facilitate the deepening of knowledge about our faith.

Contact

The Parish Office, 02 4979 1101

Activities

We are a small group in the Parish which feels that ‘Faith Matters’ is a good way of describing what we are about. It says that we are people for whom our faith matters, who are interested in learning about and sharing our thoughts on matters of faith, and who would like to facilitate the deepening of knowledge about our faith.

Our main activities include discussion, prayer and scripture reflection, as well as participating in and sharing information about faith development initiatives with our community.

We recognise that faith development is a life-long process, and is, therefore, an ongoing need for people of all ages. The group especially aims to foster interest and sharing about faith matters and adult faith development within the Parish and to respond to the deep spiritual thirst for learning more about their faith felt by so many.

Meetings are advertised in the Weekly Bulletin and also on the Parish website.

Membership

Parishioners of St Benedict’s and anyone from surrounding parishes are welcome as a member of our Faith Matters group. We are a small group of about five to ten people, but newcomers are most welcome.

Background

This group has a long history with the parish. Originally known as the Adult Faith Formation group, it formed in 1998 following a decision of the Newcastle Parish Assembly on 16 November 1997. In 2007, recognising that there was no other similar group in what became the St Benedict’s Parish or the broader City Region, we opened membership more broadly. In 2012, as the group looked to revitalise, it expressed this in a name change, adopting a name which better expressed what we are about.