Young Mums & Dads

“Every family needs a father — a father who shares in his family’s joy and pain, hands down wisdom to his children and offers them firm guidance and love.”
—Pope Francis

Young Fathers’ Group

Taking Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati as their patron, the Young Dads’ Group draws inspiration from one of his famous quotes, “Verso l’alto” or “To the heights”, which is interpreted as a motivating call to strive for sanctity amid the joys and difficulties of fatherhood.

Under the guidance of Fr Sofatzis, the Holy Name Young Dads’ Group meets once a month at the Earl of Leicester Hotel, Parkside. Originally beginning as an opportunity for a few of the young fathers to come together to read St Augustine’s Confessions, the Young Dads’ Group has now become an opportunity to grow in Faith with other men, blending together philosophy, theology, great company and delicious beer.

All young fathers under 40 are welcome to attend.

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WHEN: Every second Tuesday of the month. There are usually breaks over Easter & Christmas.
TIME: 8:00pm-9:30pm.
WHERE: Belgian Beer Cafe, 27/29 Ebenezer Pl, Adelaide SA 5000.
AGES: Young dads aged less than 40.
COST: Members buy their own drinks.
WHAT TO BRING: The monthly reading and warm clothes in winter.

If you would like to join, please contact Fr Sofatzis or David Freer.

For Enquiries
Fr Thomas Sofatzis FSSP

Fr Thomas Sofatzis FSSP

Assistant Priest
Contact Fr Sofatzis here.

David Freer

David Freer

Contact Person 2
M. 0434 090 716
E. davidxavier.freer[at]

“That special power of loving that belongs to a woman is seen most clearly when she becomes a mother. Motherhood is the gift of God to women. How grateful we must be to God for this wonderful gift that brings such joy to the whole world, women and men alike!”
—St Teresa of Calcutta

Young Mothers' Rosary Group

Rosary & Socials

The Young Mothers’ Rosary Group meets on the first Friday of the month from 10:00am-12:00pm. The aim of the group is to provide an opportunity where young mothers can spend some time with one another, share a meal, and pray together. There is a recitation of the Rosary at 10:30am. Young mothers are encouraged to bring a plate of food to share and are welcome to bring along their children.

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WHEN: The first Friday of every month.
TIME: 10:00am-12:00pm, with a Rosary at 10:30am.
WHERE: Alternates between the Holy Name Church Meeting Room and family homes. Please contact Louise for details.
WHAT TO BRING: A plate of food to share and rosary beads.

If you would like more details or are interested in joining, please contact Louise Moir.

For Enquiries

Louise Moir

Contact Person