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Welcome to the Stella Maris Catholic Parish Sisterhood page.
Sisterhood is the new and exciting Catholic women’s ministry emerging in our parish.
We have a deep desire to see women across our churches of all ages and stages of life come together and find a place of connection and acceptance; a place that offers more than just friendship but a sense of sisterhood. A place where we can share our Catholic faith as we move deeper in our relationship with Christ.
We warmly invite you to connect with the women’s events happening in our parish.
WOMEN’S RETREAT DAY
On November 25th, 2023 we have the launch of our Sisterhood ministry with a women’s retreat at Stella Maris Primary School from 8:30 am – 4 pm and the cost is $30 per person.
This retreat day is a wonderful opportunity to gather as Catholic women and meet one another.
The day will include opportunities for prayer, worship, small group discussion, partaking in the sacrament of Reconciliation, Mass, and sharing lunch together. We are blessed to have a Catholic speaker give a keynote address.
“IF ONLY YOU KNEW THE GIFT”
Is the theme for this year's retreat and is adapted from the words of Jesus in John 4:10 when he encounters the Samaritan woman at the well and invites her to drink of the living waters and discover the gift of God.
In a reflection by John Paul II he states that within this exceptional conversation, Jesus shows his great esteem for the dignity of women and implores us to recognise the gift of God within every woman and what has been entrusted to us by the Creator. So that when we as women discover the meaning of our femininity and make a sincere gift of ourselves, John Paul II states we will in doing so find ourselves.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: KAREN DOYLE
Karen Doyle is a professionally trained Catholic coach, entrepreneur, businesswoman, speaker, and author. She is the founder of The Genius Project: An initiative for Catholic women designed to support and resource them toward growth. She is also the host of The Genius Podcast and author of the Catholic Women's Masterclass. She is the founder of Sisterhood, Australia's National Catholic Women's Movement which hosts an annual National Catholic Women's Conference.
Karen is the co-founder of Choicez Media with her husband. Their company Choicez Media is a leading provider of values and faith-based puberty, sex, and relationships education seminars and resources. Karen completed postgraduate study at the Pontifical Institute In Theology in Marriage and Family Studies. She is a registered nurse and qualified family life educator.
Karen and her husband Jonathan have been married for twenty-three years and they have three teenage children.