Sandhurst Wheel of Prayer Day 2021

Faith CircleSome Parishes are finding new ways, or rediscovering ‘old’ ways, to ‘stay connected’ in difficult times! Wheel of Prayer Day workshops will each offer an introduction and a ‘taster’ experience of small groups bringing parishioners together to share life, faith and prayer, online or face to face as circumstances allow.

Sandhurst’s new Director of Mission and Pastoral Life, Dr Chris Cotter, will lead us as we begin our day. Four 45-minute workshops will be followed by 15 minutes for questions, discussion and breaks. Our symbol is a wheel. The spokes represent varied prayer forms from our rich Christian traditions. Every form of prayer leads towards stillness, quiet and deep listening to God at the centre.

The Workshops in the Wheel of Prayer Day showcase some of the fruitful initiatives people in our parishes have undertaken to help us to stay connected with each other and our community by sharing faith life and prayer in small (online) groups. It’s surprising how simple set-ups can have such a profound impact.

Parish Men’s Groups
Workshop: 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Continuing Chat and Break: 11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Leaders: Paul White and Anthony Kilmartin (Shepparton), Doug Black (Echuca)
This workshop will focus on the ways we explore Male Spirituality, Sacred Conversation and the history, development and experience of the Shepparton and Echuca Men’s Groups.

God is in the bits and pieces of every day
Workshop: 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Continuing Chat and Break: 11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Leaders: Christine Sebire (Echuca), Mary Murphy (Euroa), Glen Avard (Rushworth)
“Women’s theology of ministry is one of empowerment, serving to energise the community”.
Glen will share her perception of the womens’ community role in the Church. After which, practical, uncomplicated ways to tap into the presence of God in our hearts and see his work in the bits and pieces of everyday life.

Charismatic Prayer Group
Workshop: 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Continuing Chat and Break: 1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Leaders: Brigita Hore, Melinda Clifford and Mary Zobec (Sandhurst CCR)
Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) is a current of grace, bringing a fresh breath of the Spirit to all people. This workshop enables you to participate in prayer gathering online as enjoyed by many in parishes across the Sandhurst Diocese during times of lockdown.

Faith Circles
Workshop: 2.00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Continuing Chat and Break (2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Leader: Veronice Perra and Faith Circles Group (Cobram)
In this workshop we look at simple ways of sharing faith and prayer through face-to-face gatherings in small groups, drawing upon resources that are easy to access.

This is a free event. To register for the Zoom link, contact Lyn Breen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.