Timetable

22 June 2024

Holy Mass

10.00am

On the Feast of Ss John Fisher, Bishop, and Thomas More, Martyrs, join us for Holy Mass at the start of the day.

Registration and Refreshments

10.30am

Welcome & Introduction

11.00am

Our emcees for the day will unpack the theme of The Bible Summit, familiarise you with the timetable and venues and run through some logistical points.

Into His Likeness

11.10am

Dr Edward Sri

How do I know if I’m really growing in my relationship with God? We are called to follow Jesus Christ so closely that we are covered with His life, changed, and made new. This transformation doesn’t happen overnight. Drawing on Biblical examples such as Matthew the tax collector, Paul the persecutor, and Peter the denier of Christ, Dr. Sri reminds us that living as a disciple is a process. It involves moving from the truth of our broken human condition to the Truth of our high calling—to be perfected in God’s love and transformed in Christ.

Coffee Break

12noon

Sessions

12:20pm

Sessions are crafted to offer flexibility in the timetable for you to choose the content that best suits you. We are incredibly blessed that our lineup includes seasoned speakers from diverse backgrounds, each bringing rich expertise relevant to the day's theme.

One | The Heart of the Matter

Meeting Jesus in the Bible

Fr Emmanuel Mansford, CFR

“Who do you say that I am?” Jesus’ question echoes from the pages of the Bible, through history, to you. Blending the Gospel narratives with his own testimony of personal relationship with Christ, Fr Emmanuel helps us get to the heart of the matter by meeting Jesus in the Bible.

Two | The Four Senses of Scripture

Praying with the Bible

Sr Hyacinthe Defos du Rau OP

We engage with God’s Word on various levels - literal, allegorical, moral, and anagogical - learning how to approach your Bible in different ways can deepen your faith. Sr. Hyacinthe demonstrates how to apply this method to any passage, guiding you in prayer and spiritual growth.

Lunch break

1.05pm

Lunch will be served in the Parish Centre. It will be a hot meal prepared by our resident chef, catering to all dietary requirements. There is overflow seating in Café Manoppello and you may like to eat your food in the park.

How to read the Bible as Catholics

2.00pm

Dr Edward Sri

In this talk Dr. Sri will demonstrate how to read the Bible within the living Tradition of the Catholic Church, answering many questions along the way: Where did the Bible come from? Is the Bible really inspired by God?

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

3.20pm

Throughout the day there is Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament either in the church or in the small chapel attached to Café Manoppello. At this point in the day, we will spend time in adoration of our Lord present in the Blessed Sacrament and allow Him to speak into some of the deep truths that we have heard so far.

Coffee Break

3.20pm

Sessions

3.40pm

Three | Daily walking with the Word

Developing Bible habits

TBC

Do you ever wish you could get more out of Mass? Discover how all the prayers, symbols, and rituals in the liturgy can come alive for us today once we understand their Biblical roots. From the sign of the cross and the Gloria to the Eucharistic prayers and Holy Communion, join us for a Biblical tour of the Mass and learn the profound meaning of what we are really saying and doing each week as we participate in these sacred mysteries.

Four | The Story of Salvation

Understanding the big picture of the Bible

Dr Edward Sri & Fr Emmanuel Mansford

Do you ever wish you could get more out of Mass? Discover how all the prayers, symbols, and rituals in the liturgy can come alive for us today once we understand their Biblical roots. From the sign of the cross and the Gloria to the Eucharistic prayers and Holy Communion, join us for a Biblical tour of the Mass and learn the profound meaning of what we are really saying and doing each week as we participate in these sacred mysteries.

Coffee Break

4.25pm

A Biblical Walk Through the Mass

4.45pm

Dr Edward Sri

Do you ever wish you could get more out of Mass? Discover how all the prayers, symbols, and rituals in the liturgy can come alive for us today once we understand their Biblical roots. From the sign of the cross and the Gloria to the Eucharistic prayers and Holy Communion, join us for a Biblical tour of the Mass and learn the profound meaning of what we are really saying and doing each week as we participate in these sacred mysteries.

All-day Adoration

9.00am onwards

As normal for a Saturday at St Patrick’s, there is Eucharistic adoration throughout the day from 9am. Due to The Bible Summit this will be either in the church or in the small chapel attached to Café Manoppello.