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    Lenten Program 2019

    'A day of Reflection by the Sea', Santa Casa, Queenscliff: We walk in the footsteps of Jesus

    The day will include: Meditation, Time of quite and reflection, Walking the Labyrinth, A foot wash and massage. Jesus said 'Do as I have done unto you.'

    Venue: Santa Casa Retreat Centre, Flinders Street, Queenscliff.  Facilitator: Sr Jean McGonigal RSM.

    Dates: Tuesday April 9th or Wednesday April 10th.  Time: 10.00am to 3.00pm

    Cost: $15 with Morning Tea and Lunch included.

    Bookings: Parish Office or Sr Jean on 0408 559 981 or email:


    It’s time to talk about suicide

    A new and engaging production that combines a play about suicide with a panel of mental health experts aims to help build resilience in the Geelong community. 

    Suicide: It’s Time We Talked is a 35-minute play that addresses youth suicide in the online era and how young people can reach breaking point without their parents realising.

Its developers argue that suicide has been taboo for too long and families should discuss it in a way that educates and potentially prevents self-harm.  

    The play will be performed at Sacred Heart College in Newtown on Friday, 29 March, after winning a Victorian Government Pick My Project online community grant. Admission is free.

    The story follows a young girl, Jessica, whose parents find suicidal comments on her computer when she climbs out her bedroom window. After giving her parents a scare, Jess discusses her concerns with them, including bullying and her friend Lindy’s suicide. The message is one of understanding and hope.

    Written by theatre veteran Alan Hopgood AM, the play is followed by a 30-minute Q&A with an expert panel including the likes of PoPsy director and positive psychology advocate Marie McLeod and headspace manager and mental health social worker Kirsten Cleland. Participants then enjoy refreshments.

    For more information including the script of the play see the follwing downloads:

    Suicide: It's Time to Talk Media Release Suicide: It's Time to Talk Media Release (174 KB)

    Suicide: It's Time to Talk Script Suicide: It's Time to Talk Script (1015 KB)


    High School 'Battle of the Bands'

    The Ocean Grove Hotel is putting ona High School 'Battle of the Bands' on Sunday March 31st. This is a Duo's Plus competition (sorry no solo artists!) and your namd must be made up of high school students only and in Years 7-12 and currently attending school. There is an entry fee of $30 per band with all funds going to pay for quality sound engineering for the event.

    Should you need any further information please call 0434 607783. 

    For more details and how to apply to part of the 'Battle of the Bands' see the attached PDF

    Battle of the Bands 2019 Battle of the Bands 2019 (287 KB)


    Repair Café Bellarine

    Ocean Grove's Repair Café is a community initiative that promotes repairing items as an alternative to throwing them out, to reduce our landfill problem and carbon emissions. At the Repair Café, volunteer repair experts are available to help fix household items such as furniture, electrical items, bikes and clothing. Next Ocean Grove Repair Café is Sunday April 14th, 10am - 1pm.

    See the attache PDF for details:

    Repair Cafe Bellarine PDF Repair Cafe Bellarine PDF (123 KB)


    City of Greater Geelong Parenting Program

    "Tuning into Teens"

    Tuning into Teens is a six week program providing parents with a greater understanding of their teen's emotional experience while teaching specific skills that can assist in being supportive, empathic and staying connected with their young person.

    For more details and how to book see the attched PDF.

    Turning Into Teens (CoGG) PDF Turning Into Teens (CoGG) PDF (986 KB)


    Group Parent Education Events: Barwon South Western Region Term 1 2019

    Please attached PDF for the evnts being run for Term 1.

    GPEE - Barwon South Western Term 1 PDF GPEE - Barwon South Western Term 1 PDF (342 KB)


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