Throughout the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn, there are many groups that support women in their lives of prayer of spirituality. Here is a list of some of the groups that we have liaised with as a taskforce. Information about these groups and contact details are included. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and if you feel that there are any groups missing, please get in touch with us!

Call to Connect

Contact Person: Bronnie Schlager
Phone Contact: 0432 257 622
Email Contact: calltoconnect.ministry@gmail.com

Facebook: Call to Connect Women’s Ministry

Call to Connect (CTC) is a ministry that offers prayer, hospitality and sharing the faith journey for women through its prayer/sharing group structure. Our aim is to strengthen the relationship between women and facilitate a deepening walk with God. Each CTC session has a prayer theme with sharing opportunities. We have two options, for either face-to-face or online gatherings, with free Starter Kits available via email. The Starter Kits contain a Prayer Segment Collection of 35 topics, using a variety of prayer styles, plus a Leaders Guide & Notes to get you going.

Christian Meditation

Website: https://www.wccm.org
Contact person: Vikki McDonough
Phone Contact: Vikki McDonough 0437876487
Email Contact: Rod and Susan Page act@christianmeditationaustralia.org
How to get involved: Christian meditation is a form of prayer that is concerned primarily with listening. In this form of prayer we commit to stillness, silence and simplicity. We aim to become more open and receptive to God’s spirit, who Jesus tells us dwells in our hearts, as the spirit of love. In our time of prayer we are not talking to God, thinking about God or imagining God, we are instead being with God. Please know that you’d be welcome to connect with any of these groups at any time. Christian Meditation – 0437 876 487

Mothers Prayers

Website: www.mothersprayers.org
Contact Person: Anne Hartwell
Phone Contact: 02 6282 0874
Email Contact: australia@mothersprayers.org

Mothers Prayers is a prayer group for women who wish to pray together for their children and grandchildren, and for all children. It is for all spiritual mothers. We follow the prayers set out in the Mothers Prayers Booklet. These are prayers of praise, thanksgiving and intercession. We also include a scripture reflection. The culmination of the meeting is when we each put the names of our children one by one in this basket, accompanied by a prayer, as a symbol of our handing our children into the Lord’s care.

Sisterhood National Catholic Women’s Movement

Website: www.sisterhood.org.au
Contact Person: Karen Doyle
Phone Contact: 0499 877 833
Email Contact: info@sisterhood.org.au
Instagram: @sisterhood.ncwm
Facebook: Sisterhood
Sisterhood is a National Catholic Women’s movement that seeks to support women from all walks and stages of life. The Sisterhood movement emerged 16 years ago from a small group of Catholic women in Canberra, seeking to go deeper in their faith and to connect with other women. It was not long before a number of other women expressed interest in joining these groups and now there are Sisterhood groups operating across Australia. The vision of Sisterhood is to see women supported in their Catholic faith and walk with the Lord through formation in what it means to be a Catholic woman in the world today and the Sacraments. Sisterhood also recognises and encourages the valuable gift of female friendships and meaningful connection.

Women Alive (Indian, Pakistani & Sri Lankan Catholic women’s prayer group)

Contact Person: Winniefred Rebello
Phone Contact: 0451 015 527
Email Contact: winrebello09@gmail.com
How to get involved: Email or text Winnie. We have a WhatsApp group (Women Alive Canberra 0451 015 527). You can also join us by Zoom for the reflection at the end of our monthly Rosary. We are also beginning a nightly novena to Mother Mary from Sat Aug 29th to Mary’s birthday Thu Sept 8th. Women Alive prayer group predominantly serves the Indian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan Catholic women of Canberra, but all women are welcome.