Development of Faith
First Spiritual Exercises (FSE) -
a series of weekly 10 minute prayers presented by Jesuit Mission and FSE Team at the Australian Jesuit Province - view here
Becoming a Catholic
The question is often asked: How do I become a Catholic? Interested? Do you know someone who is curious? Do you have a friend who would be interested? For those who choose to commit, Lent will be a time of preparation. Baptism, Confirmation and Communion will be received on Easter Saturday evening, when we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus.
Please contact the Parish Office for further information.
Campion Spirituality Centre
The Campion Ignatian Spirituality Centre, sponsored by the Australian Jesuits, is dedicated to strengthening individuals in a quiet, peaceful environment that encourages reflection and growth in spirituality and supporting the community through its outreach programs.
Retreat in Daily Life
The Retreatant lives at home and works as they normally do, with a commitment to 1/2 hour of prayer each day. They commit themselves to a weekly conversation with their Spiritual Director. Contact Parish Office for more information.
Any parishioner looking for spiritual direction, (during the day), please contact the Parish Office.
Publications available in the Narthex at Immaculate Conception Church
Australian Catholics magazine (also online at )
Boroondara Deanery News
Companions (Australian Jesuits - )
Books available from the Parish Office
Disturbing the Dust (Fr Tony Herbert SJ)
In “Disturbing the Dust” Australian missionary Fr Tony Herbert SJ recounts some of his many experiences during his years as a missionary in India’s Hazaribag Province. Disabused of the romanticism of poverty, he relates his experiences as a Jesuit immersed in the lives of India’s poorest, most marginalised caste the Dalits. Perhaps most poignantly, he tackles the many ways in which his ministry has shaped him and his idea of church and faith.
Reason and Religion in an Age of Science (Fr Terry Kelly SJ)
An important book on science and religion has been published by Fr Terry Kelly SJ. This deals with the relationship between science and religion in layman terms. Terry is both a fine theologian and scientist. I strongly recommend this to anyone interested in these issues. Fr Des.