After a prolonged break, we're excited to announce the return of our breakfast gatherings, with an issue of significant importance. 

Since the 1980s, 30,000 South Sudanese people have migrated to Australia, with the largest number settling in Melbourne. Unfortunately, South Sudanese are now over represented in the criminal justice system, and tend to have worse outcomes. The shame of young offenders, and the distress of family and friends, is often exacerbated by hostile media coverage.
Deacon George Piech Meat is himself a South Sudanese refugee and has been working with the community for many years, especially in prison ministry. Come and hear him speak about the causes of the current situation and the steps being taken to help those involved.

Deacon George will be introduced by Myles Tehan from the Victorian Bar.

Here are the details:

Date:  Tuesday, 14 May 2024
Time:  7.30am
Venue: Essoign Club, Level 1, 205 William Street.
Cost:    $40 ($20 law students and first year lawyers)
To book:  click on this link -
RSVP:  by 9 May 

About Deacon George Piech Meat
Rev Deacon George Piech Meat is a Permanent Deacon in the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. He was ordained in October 2012 after completing his Bachelor of Theology Degree at the Catholic Theological College (University of Divinity). He is currently a Deacon at St Mary’s Parish Dandenong, a former Chaplain to the South Sudanese Catholic Community, and the current chair of the Victorians South Sudanese Australians Youth Justice Advisory Group. In his current role, Deacon George is the prison Chaplain at Cherry Creek and Parkville.