Caroline Chisholm Library Fundraising Dinner (8th August)

Chris Shea, of the Caroline Chisholm Library committee, asked me to give their CCL Fundraising Dinner in Melbourne a bit of a plug. I am happy to do so. He writes:

The Caroline Chisholm Library, located in the Melbourne CDB, is a theological lending and reference library with approximately 30, 000 volumes of Catholic and Christian literature, specialising in Church History, Hibernica, patristics, hagiography, spirituality and mysticism. There are substantial volumes of works by John Henry Newman, Thomas Aquinas, G.K.Chesterton, Jacques Maritain and Etienne Gilson, among others. The library regularly hosts lectures, a book club and discussion groups. All members of the public are welcome to browse the library, use it for reference purposes or attend lectures. Library membership is available for a low fee and grants borrowing rights.

Melbourne is one of the few cities in the English speaking world with an extensive Catholic library primarily devoted to helping aid the intellectual faith development of the Catholic laity.

The library is run by Catholic lay volunteers and receives no financial assistance from the Church – it is reliant on membership fees and fundraising for financial support. Hence, this upcoming dinner.

Details of the Dinner:

On Thursday 8th August 2013, the Caroline Chisholm Library will celebrate 20 Years of Life and Service. The evening will begin with 6 p.m. Mass of Thanksgiving at the Chapel of the Academy of Mary Immaculate (88 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy).

The Fundraising and Celebration Dinner will be at 7 p.m. for 7.30 at the Pumphouse Hotel (128 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, opposite Exhibition Gardens). The guest speaker will be Julian McMahon, Barrister, on the topic: “Catholic Faith in the Public Arena”

Cost: Meal $80 per head; $150 per double; Drinks at bar prices.
For Bookings or information please call 03 9670 1815 or 0411 483 494
Or Email: cclibrary@bigpond.com
Please pay by cash, cheque or transfer to the library’s account:-
ANZ Bank, BSB 013040 Account 254936888
Tax Deductible Donations for the Library Most Welcome!!!

About Schütz

I am Catholic, married to Cathy, father of Maddy & Mia. Since 2002, I have been the Executive Officer of the Ecumenical & Interfaith Commission of the Archdiocese of Melbourne. I was once a Lutheran pastor, but a "year of grace" and soul-searching led me into the Catholic Church. It was a bumpy ride, but with the support of my (still Lutheran) wife, I was finally confirmed on June 16, 2003.
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