Faith in Marriage Conference

Faith in Marriage Conference

Sunday September 15, 9-5 | Parramatta

CatholicCare Social Services (Parramatta Diocese), in partnership with ACU

The conference is aimed at couples (married or engaged) and individuals who are interested in marriage. A range of wonderful key note speakers have been brought together who will share their insights, experiences and observations for building, strengthening and enriching marriages. The conference includes the Ray Reid Memorial Lecture which acknowledges the many years of extraordinary work Ray Reid provided to support and strengthen marriages and to assist those struggling in their marriages.

Speakers include:

  • Robyn Moore – One of Australia’s most memorable and in-demand speakers in the areas of relationship building, leadership, and communication.
  • Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP, Bishop of Parramatta – ‘The Gifts and Graces of Marriage’
  • Professor Greg Craven Vice Chancellor, Australian Catholic University – “The Constitutional Place of Marriage”
  • Dr Ryan Messmore (President Campion College) on “The Deeper Meaning of Love in Marriage”

Registrations can be made via or by phoning 02 9933 0222.


8:45  Registration
9:00 Opening Prayer and Welcome | Karin and Tim Abrams
9:05 Official introduction and welcome | Otto Henfling, Executive Director, CatholicCare Social Services
9:10  Introduction to Ray Reid Memorial Lecture | Mrs Jean Reid
9:15  Ray Reid Memorial Lecture on the Gifts and Graces of Marriage | Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP, Bishop of Parramatta
9:45  Morning Tea
10:15 Keynote address : Dr Ryan Messmore (President Campion College) on “The Deeper Meaning of Love in Marriage”
11:00 “Celebrate the Journey” Mass in St Patrick’s Cathedral with Bishop Anthony Fisher OP
12:30 Lunch
1:30  Keynote address: Robyn Moore
3:00 Keynote address: Professor Greg Craven (Vice-Chancellor – ACU)
3:30  Afternoon Tea
4:00  Panel discussion: Building Resilience in Marriage. Panel includes Francine Pirola, Professor Neil Ormerod, ACU and Ann O’Brien
4:50 Closing and Prayer


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