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Council of Australian Catholic Women Colloquium 2019

February 22, 2019 - February 24, 2019

The Council for Australian Catholic Women warmly invite you to join us on 22-24 February at the Sage Hotel in Adelaide for our 2019 Colloquium. Everyone is welcome to attend the Colloquium and we hope women from across Australia will attend this important event.

Stirring the Waters: Catholic Women responding to the Spirit creates the opportunity for theological reflection on what the Spirit is saying to the Australian Church at this time.

The colloquium which runs from Friday 22 evening through to lunchtime Sunday 24 February, engages deeply with the underlying framework of the Plenary 2020 and explores how to create a Church that is:

  • inclusive and synodal,
  • missionary and merciful,
  • prayerful and discerning

The session on Friday evening marks the opening of the colloquium and invites reflection of the twentieth anniversary of the major research report Woman and Man: One in Christ Jesus.

Saturday opens with a keynote on the broader theme of an inclusive and synodal church, which is followed by a choice of four workshop from which delegates choose one to attend. Each workshop which runs for an hour will include input and ample opportunity to ask questions and for discussion. The presenters for this set of workshops will focus on different aspects of women and leadership in the church. Saturday afternoon which focuses on a missionary and merciful church has a similar structure. The presenters for this set of workshops will share their personal stories of having lived in the margins, and their experience of Church.

The Vigil Mass on Saturday evening will be at the Cathedral where we will celebrate with the local community. An optional conference dinner follows at the conference venue.

Sunday provides an opportunity for experiencing and learning about prayer and discernment in the Plenary process. Three members of the Plenary 2020 Executive Committee will lead the panel discussion on a prayerful and discerning church, followed an opportunity for conference delegates to actively contribute to Plenary Council 2020, led by Ms. Lana Turvey Collins, the Plenary Facilitator.

If you require further information please contact Director OPW Andrea Dean or phone 02 6201 9864.


An Early-Bird rate of $390 applies for registrations submitted by 15 January 2018 for a full conference pass. The full rate for the colloquium registration is $430 after this date. Single-day registrations are also available at $200 for the Saturday and $100 for the Sunday.

The registration fee covers the entry to the keynote address(es), choice of workshop(s), lunch, and morning and afternoon teas offered on the day(s) registered for.

There is an optional colloquium dinner on the Saturday night at $65.

*Please note that the rates listed above are ex-GST which may apply.


Accommodation is available at both the Sage Hotel and Chifley Hotel. Discounts available by using the code CACW2019. There are also a number of other accommodation options which are close to the venue.

Flyer: 2019 CACW Brochure A3


February 22, 2019
February 24, 2019
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Council of Australian Catholic Women
(02) 6201 9864
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Sage Hotel, Adelaide
208 South Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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(08) 8223 2800
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