Lent Studies: The Beatitudes

Fr Andrew Sempell, Fr John Stewart, Libby & Ross Hindmarsh, Kumar Rasiah, Julie Sheppard, Christopher Waterhouse.

Various times and venues, sessions commence in the week of Monday 27th February.

A six week series exploring ‘The Beatitudes’ – part of The Pilgrim Course. The sessions are free to attend, there is a $10 charge for the course booklet (payable in cash at the first session).

You can choose any of the following groups to attend, whichever suits you best in terms of day/time/location.

  • Mondays 10am-12noon, Chatswood with Fr John Stewart
  • Tuesdays 1pm-2pm, St James’ Hall (City) with Fr Andrew Sempell
  • Tuesdays 6pm-8pm, Pyrmont with Ross and Libby Hindmarsh
  • Wednesdays 2pm-3:30pm, Caringbah with Julie Sheppard
  • Thursdays 6:30pm-8pm, Paddington with Christopher Waterhouse
  • Thursdays 7pm-8:30pm, Homebush with Kumar Rasiah

Book online: Click here (opens in a new window) – no charge

Book by phone: (02) 8227 1305

Book by email: registrations@sjks.org.au


A six session course on the Beatitudes. These short but profound collection of sayings by Jesus sum up his teaching about what it means to live as a Christian disciple. These blessings offered by Jesus in his Semon on the Mount are as relevant today as they have ever been.

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, their theirs is the kingdom of heaven.