Adult Spirituality & Faith Education


Spirituality in the Pub (SIP) is an activity of Catalyst for Renewal Inc. which was established in Sydney in 1994. The Mission Statement for Catalyst reads:

We are believers who are attempting to establish a forum for conversation within the Catholic Church of Australia. Our aim is to prompt open exchanges among the community of believers, mindful of the diversity of expression of faith in contemporary Australia. This springs explicitly from the spirit of Pope John XXIII and Vatican II... "Let there be unity in what is necessary, freedom in what is unsettled, and charity in any case." (Gaudium et Spes, no. 92).

Spirituality in the Pub on the Mornington Peninsula happens at the Royal Hotel (Victoriana Room), 770 The Esplanade, Mornington, on the fourth Wednesday of every other month (March, May, July, September, November). The Bistro is open from 6:00 pm and SIP happens from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

SIP Events suspended
Unfortunately, due to the unavailability of speakers, we have had to suspend SIP meetings from mid-2008.

‘Gatherings’ is a not for profit incorporated association established in 1989 to promote an understanding of our universe with all its peoples, animals and everything in it as being in a relationship of interdependence.

In a variety of ways, all ‘Gatherings’ programs reflect this interdependent view and promote a way of being that is inclusive and that seeks to live in harmony with creation.

We encourage care of the land, honour diversity, affirm difference, revel in the creativity of poet and artist, value the voice of the marginalised and respect the ancient wisdom of indigenous and earth centred cultures.

At the same time, ‘Gatherings’ encourages exploration of the new universe story, celebrates it and asks searching questions about the lives we live within it.

For further information regarding any Gatherings programs, please contact the convenor: Eileen Marchmont (03) 5981 0019, fax (03) 5981 0039, email or write to 'Gatherings', PO Box 228, Dromana VIC 3936