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Sychar: House of Prayer & Spirituality

Contact Person: Sr Elaine Morzone mfic
Office Location: 69 Margaret Street, Toowoomba
Postal Address: PO Box 756 Toowoomba QLD 4350
Phone: 07 4613 0933 or 0458 020 906
Email:

What is Sychar about?
Sychar welcomes all who thirst for inner growth and spiritual nourishment; who seek to discover their authentic self and awaken to the Mystery of God in whom they live and move and have their being. They will be encouraged to  journey to the heart, to experience more deeply the indwelling presence of Christ and their oneness with all creation. Accessing the unfailing wellsprings of God’s creative Spirit will enable those who thirst to be transformed by the fire of God’s love and inspired to embrace God’s mission with passion and creativity.

See brochure on what Sychar offers the community >

Sychar Vision Statement >

Where does the name come from?
“So he came to a town in Samaria called SYCHAR… Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well.” (John 4:5-6)

Read the full story of the Woman at the well >

Sychar Prayer >

Spirituality Library
One important dimension of Sychar is its library of quality spirituality books and media spirituality resources. These have been generously donated by religious communities, the Catholic Resource Centre (CSO) and a number of individuals who recognise the value of good reading in developing a life of faith.

Getting to know Sychar Library>

Borrowing procedures >

About the Rural Libraries >

Register for Coming Events at Sychar

Evening Prayer in the style of TAIZE
Seven Monday sessions 6 February to 20 March
6.00 pm – 7.00 pm (approx)
See flyer for details
Book now via Try Booking

Encountering the Christ of the Gospels 
Eight sessions 7 February – 28 March
9.30 am – 12.00 pm
See flyer for details
Book now via Try booking

Christian Meditation (WCCM)
Weekly Tuesday Meditation at 4.00 pm during school term
See flyer for details 

Contemplative (Centering) Prayer
11.00 am – 12.00 pm Thursdays
beginning 9 February
See flyer for details
Book now via Try Booking

Men Seeking Wisdom
Weekly Thursday sessions
7.00 pm to 8.30 pm
For information contact one of the following:
Robie Jayawardhana  rjayawardhana@gmail.com
Jason Obst  job70644@bigpond.net.au
Peter Nolan nolan8@bigpond.com

Anam Cara (Spiritual Conversation in the Ignatian tradition)
Weekly Friday sessions 1.00pm – 2.00 pm (approx)
Come and See Sessions 10 & 24 March
See flyer for details
For further information contact
Clare Smith clare_james1@bigpond.com
or Mary Allen maryallen@iinet.net.au

Sychar Schedule

Sychar Schedule for First Term 2023
See flyer here

Sychar Solidarity

Sychar Solidarity was originally produced as a weekly newsletter and sent during 16 weeks of lockdown. These have now been replaced by a quarterly newsletter.

Subscribe to future newsletters by emailing sychar@twb.catholic.org.au

COVID Lockdown Newsletters:

 24/3/20  21/4/20 19/5/20 16/6/20
31/3/20 28/4/20 26/5/20 23/6/20
7/4/20 5/5/20 2/6/20 30/6/20
14/4/20 12/5/20  9/6/20 7/7/20 

Current Newsletters:

17/12/20 7/12/21
12/4/21 1/4/22
22/6/21 25/8/22
20/9/21 6/12/22

Resources

Digital Spirituality Resources : A curated selection of websites, publications, podcasts, videos and more from both Australian and overseas sources.

Opening & Blessing of Sychar: House of Prayer and Spirituality (21/11/19)