Vic East News

  • Vic-East is about to go through the discernment process for the next regional couple and hope to announce that by October 22nd.
  • Vic-East will host the next Oceania Team meeting at Phillip Island – October 13-15.
  • Bernie McKenna is now Treasurer for Vic Easts


Newsletter 7th edition – July 2017

Newsletter 7th edition – July 2017

  • Cover Story – Formation / Gathering Day Feb 2017
  • Discernment Process for next Vic-East Regional Couple
  • Teams history – Team 22 & Churchill
  • Gippsland Crossroads gathering with the Sale Diocese Bishop
  • Personal experience of praying the Magnificat
  • Notice of the next Married Spirituality function
  • Vale Carmel Brennan
  • Oceania Teams Conference – Brisbane 2017

Vic East Regional Newsletter – June 2015

  • Gathering Day – East Doncaster
  • 5 Year Plan progresss
  • Around the Teams
  • Intercessors – The Role of Intercessors in Teams
  • Q & A on Pope’s recent encyclical


Please break out  “The Role of Intercessors in Teams”


Father Caffarel prompted the concept of the Intercessors in 1960 when he said

“The spiritual nourishment of the Teams worries me. I believe that right now it needs an extra injection of prayer. This is be-cause, strength, life, ability to expand are fed by prayer, as much in the Movement as with individuals. So I make this urgent call to the volunteers… I am convinced that the movement needs it and that it will obtain great benefit from it.”

Intercessor are Teams couples who promise to pray for an hour once a month for the intentions of the movement, and for Teams couples everywhere. Currently there are 3,500 people, including couples, men, women, young people, families, priests and religious, who are part of the Intercessors throughout the world.

Intercessors receive a quarterly newsletter with topics for meditation and prayers and specific prayer requests. Team’s couples can submit prayer requests, to be passed on to the Intercessors.

If you are interested in being an Intercessor, please see link:

Vic East Regional Newsletter 2nd Edition, November, 2014

In the second edition of the Vic-East Newsletter you will find:

  • Regional Round Up
  • Report on the Leadership Formation weekend
  • The Magnificat for Couples
  • 10  Secrets to Happiness—Pope Francis
  • Vale— John Robertson & Frank Nihill
  • Yarra Sector Crossroads gathering
  • Recipe of the month
  • reports from Teams around the region & other points of interest

Newsletter 2nd edition November 2014

Yarra Sector Crossroads

The Happy Group from Yarra Sector Crossroads May 2013

On May 18, we decided to try a different format – which was voted a success.

27 people from 5 Teams came to the Saturday “brunch” meeting – held in the multipurpose room of Trinity school, Richmond, Victoria.  The sector team organised the catering.

We divided the numbers over 5 tables and shared with each other over a light meal, Our discussion  topic then centred on a number of questions that had been inspired by an article on Pope Francis’ group of new “cardinal advisors”.  Reference to Vatican 11, our lives since that Council and what action is still needed now, formed our lively discussion.

Feedback from the meeting included :

  • most worthwhile ,
  • beyond expectations;
  • topic provided much discussion;
  • great venue;
  • good to be able to share our faith & values with others ;
  • good to be able to catch up with old friends from other Teams;
  • meaningful event.