2011 Program

Sunday 13 March.
Speaker: Cliff Baxter; a retired Catholic Weekly journalist and author.
Topic: Knights of the Southern Cross

Sunday 10 April.
Speaker: Alison Healey; writes on religious, cultural and historical topics including “50 years of religious broadcasting on ABC radio” and has also held various roles in The Grail.
Topic: The Grail – 75 years in Australia: an international women’s movement and the Australian Church.

Sunday 15 May.
Speaker: David Bollen; an academic, historian, author and recipient of the 2009 NSW Premier’s Community and Regional History Prize
Topic: The Institute of Counselling.

Sunday 19 June.
Speaker: Sr. Margaret Ghosn MSHF; a member of the Maronite Sisters of the Holy Family and recipient of the 2009 ACHS MacGinley Award.
Topic: Maronite settlement and institutional development in Australia.

Sunday 17 July.
Speaker: Anne Henderson; Deputy Director of The Sydney Institute, an author, editor, writer of newspaper articles and former teacher.
Topic: Faith and Politics: Dame Enid Lyons.

Sunday 14 August.
Speaker: Vince Crow; historian, author and recipient of a NSW Government Heritage Volunteer Award in 2003 and a National Trust Heritage Award in 2008.
Topic: Secular and Religious Firsts of Haberfield.

Sunday 11 September.
Excursion: Mary MacKillop Place, 7-11 Mount Street, North Sydney NSW. – Chapel, Museum, talk.
Details to be advised and booking will be required.

Sunday 9 October.
Speaker: James Dominguez, a stockbroker and investment banker, director of St Vincent’s Hospital, a member of other boards and councils and a Papal Knight Commander of the Order of St Gregory.
Topic: Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta.

Sunday 13 November.
Speaker: Jane Carolan; historian, researcher, archivist and author.
Topic: Catholic Church Insurance centenary.

Saturday 10 December.
Christmas Lunch: bookings will be required
Speaker: Fr Jim Boland: Retired NSW Police Chaplain.
Topic: Religious services at Sydney Olympics.
Venue: To be advised
Booking will be required.

Time and venue for meetings

The usual time and venue for meetings are at 2:30 pm in the foyer of St Mary’s Cathedral College hall. Best entry is from Cathedral Street, near the entry to the Cathedral Street Parking Station

The time, venues and other details for the September excursion and Christmas Lunch are yet to be finalised

These details are correct as at March 2011, but are subject to change.