The ACU Centre for Liturgy is offering a public Short CourseFrom death to new life: "preparing and celebrating Catholic funeralsover two Saturdays (June 16 and June 23) at St Mary of the Angels Catholic Parish, Pioneer Room and Basilica, 150 Yarra St, Geelong.


Leading scholars will investigate a Christian theology of dying and death and explore how the Order of Christian Funerals celebrates death in a specifically Catholic way. Experienced priests and funeral directors will discuss how they care for the dead and for those who grieve. There will also be an opportunity to prepare a Catholic funeral for yourself or a loved one. Registration is essential, at: For more information phone 02-9701 4751.

Saturday 16th June

Session 1            Raised to New Life:  A Christian Theology of dying and death (presented by Prof Clare Johnson,

                             Director of the ACU, Centre of Liturgy

Session 2            Celebrating Death in the Catholic way - the Order of Christian Funerals (presented by Dr Margaret

                             Smith sgs)

Saturday 23rd June

Session 3                 Collaborating in Care - funeral directors and priests in dialogue (presented by Rev Jim Clarke

                                  and representative from Tobin Bros Funerals)

Session 4                 A fitting conclusion - preparing your Catholic Funeral (led by Prof Clare Johnson)

Cost:  $60pp ($30 for ACU staff/Students)