2024 NATSICC Spirituality and Formation Retreat

Lord, Teach us how to Pray Proclaim the Good News 9-12 September 2024 St Clements Retreat Centre Galong, NSW

 

 

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About the retreat

Join us in Galong, NSW for the 2024 NATSICC Spirituality and Formation retreat. Open to all (both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and those that work in Ministry alongside us), the retreat will provide an opportunity to pray, heal and grow in faith with one another whilst surrounded by the peace and stillness of country NSW.

 

Moving away from the conference mindset, participants will experience the sharing of faith with one another and have ample time to reflect upon their own faith Journey.

 

Retreat program and presenters

Hand picked presenters will guide you through our own journey of faith and formation. We have designed the program to move through each day in a peaceful and spiritual way, always ending in sitting around the campfire sharing stories, prayers and hymns.

 

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About St Clement's Retreat Centre

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St Clement's is situated among rolling hills 4km from the village of Galong on the south-western slopes of NSW and just over an hour from Canberra. It boasts modern facilities set amid historic surrounds, an ideal venue for retreats, conferences, seminars, meetings, corporate training and cultural activities. The tradition of hospitality at Galong began when Irish transportee Ned Ryan settled there in the late 1820s. His homestead, Galong House, now lies within the embrace of a number of imposing historic buildings.

 

It is a unique venue on 320 hectares with a tranquil setting - the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful rural landscape of this region of NSW. A museum in the centre tells a history of the site from pre colonial times to the present day. A short walk from the centre is a National Trust-awarded cemetery dating back to the earliest days of settlement.

 

Getting to Galong

We have put together a comprehensive guide to getting to Galong and have also provided some accommodation options in Canberra, should you wish to extend your trip. Train, bus and hire car are possible ways to get to Galong.

 

Registration

Registration for the retreat can be completed at ***************** (will update when registration opens)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sydney to Galong (via Harden) The train runs from Sydney to Harden - 15 minutes away from Galong. The journey takes around 4 hours. NSW Trainlink (681 to Melbourne) 7.40am from Sydney Central Station arriving in Harden at 12.10pm. A shuttle will be at Harden to take you to Galong. Bookings can be made via NSW Trainlink Tickets need to be bought prior to arrival in Sydney We will have a shuttle to meet you upon arrival in Harden at 12.10pm Galong (via Harden) to Sydney We will provide a shuttle to Harden. The 624 train leaves Harden at 3.17pm and arrives back at Sydney central at 7.47pm Important Notes if you're coming from Sydney As you can see above, there are limited public transport options to Galong from Canberra. If your flight does not get in with enough time to catch the 9.22 bus, you may have to consider either: a) Hiring a car - This can be a cost effective option if there are 3-4 in your group. Galong is just under 4 hours from Sydney . All major car rental companies operate from the Sydney Airport b) Fly in the day before and stay overnight in Sydney. There are numerous hotel near the bus station ranging from hostels to more comfortable options.

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National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council

'The peak Indigenous advisory body to the Catholic Church'

80C Payneham Rd.

Stepney SA 5069

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