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November 4th & 5th, 2022 

Only 250 spaces available!

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REVIVE 

Friday will focus on growing in holiness and how that impacts our mission and witness, as well as a time for refilling and refreshing with prayer and reflection.

THRIVE 

Saturday will help focus setting you up for success so that when you go back to your parishes and communities, you go prepared and on fire, filled with the Holy Spirit.

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SPEAKERS

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Shane Hatton

BESTSELLING AUTHOR, GALLOPS STRENGTH COACH, TRAINER

Shane has spent the last decade developing remarkable leaders, teams and cultures blending his experience in business and psychology for teams to recognise their gifts and talents to achieve desired outcomes. Shane has partnered with some of Australia’s most well known and loved businesses across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. He is the author of two books including the bestselling ‘Let’s Talk Culture’ and ‘Lead The Room.’

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Donna Brennan

 CATHOLIC ENGAGEMENT LEAD,

ALPHA AUSTRA

Donna has been involved in numerous ministries, ranging from children's and youth ministries to adult formation and evangelisation. She has worked for a variety of parishes in both South Australia and Queensland. She was part of the production team which facilitated the Pentecost Pilgrimage in 2020 and is now invested in the mission to see every parish in Australia use Alpha as an evangelisation tool in the Catholic Context.

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Fr. Mauro Conte

OUR LADY OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS, SPRINGFIELD PARISH

Fr Mauro Conte, after his ordination in 1994, obtained a license in Biblical Theology at the Angelicum in Rome. In 1997, he was sent to Australia to work in Sydney, and then later in 1999 in Brisbane. In 2008 he was incardinate into the Archdiocese of Brisbane. From 2011 he has been appointed Parish Priest of the new Parish of Our Lady of the Southern Cross in Greater Springfield. He values strongly the revival of parish life, and bringing the light of Christ everyone. 

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Melinda Dwight

NATIONAL DIRECTOR,

ALPHA AUSTRALIA

Melinda’s journey in following God has taken her from visiting prisons cells across Africa to international boardrooms. She was the first woman to be elected a State Executive member in the Australian Christian Churches. Under Melinda's leadership, Alpha Australia has progressed towards the goal of reaching 1,000,000 people with the opportunity to explore Life, Faith & God by 2025. This year, Alpha will celebrate the 700,000th participant.

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Mark Lysaght

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NET MINISTRIES | AUS & NZ

Having recently completed 11 years with Australian Catholic University (ACU), he held the position of Associate Director of Identity & Mission, he brings a wealth of experience (35+ years) from the business, Church and community-based contexts coupled with tertiary qualifications in Social Science, Counselling and Ministry. Mark is passionate about helping men and women understand faith, articulate it and live it in today’s world.

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Vanessa Cominos

DIRECTOR OF EVANGELISATION, SPRINGFIELD PARISH

Vanessa is wife, mum and missionary disciple. She practiced optometry for almost 20 years until God called her to full time ministry. In 2017, she left optometry to work in Our Lady of the Southern Cross Parish as the Director of Evangelisation. She is on the parish leadership team and the staff team. She is passionate about parish renewal and being part of the journey of changing people’s lives in the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Peter Pellicaan

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, EVANGELISATION BRISBANE

Rev Dr Peter Pellicaan was a protestant pastor before being received into communion with the Catholic Church, he brings a fresh enthusiasm for beauty, goodness and truth. Peter is an ordained Deacon with a Bachelor of Ministries, a Grad Dip in Education, a Masters in Educational Leadership, and a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame Australia. He's passionate about reviving Catholics to rediscover the wonder of their faith.

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Fr. Chris Ryan, MGL 

ST DECLANS PARISH, PENSHURST

Fr. Chris Ryan has served in a variety of ministries, including the preparations for World Youth Day 2008. He has written a number of books and has his PhD which examines the RCIA as a resource for youth ministry in our secular age. Since 2019, Fr Chris has been the Director of the Arete Centre for Missionary Leadership, which forms lay people as leaders in evangelisation and parish renewal.

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Rebecca Crouch

PROGRAM DIRECTOR, NET MINISTRIES | AUS & NZ

Rebecca is a Program Director for NET Ministries and is a worship leader, preacher and spiritual director. She has worked with NET both here in Australia as well as spending seven years living and working in Ireland. She is passionate about Jesus, the Church and becoming all she can be, and calling others to do the same. She believes that change starts with the renewal of our hearts and an authentic encounter with Jesus Christ. 

PROGRAM

Friday 4th

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Saturday 5th

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The Catholic Team

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Donna Brennan

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Barb Conlon

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Tania Rimac

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Huw Warmenhoven

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Justine Cumbo

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Tess
Brennan

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