PLENARY COUNCIL 2020 – LISTEN TO WHAT THE SPIRIT IS SAYING: As we have heard, Pope Francis has approved the Australian Catholic Bishops’ decision to hold a Plenary Council in Australia in 2020 and 2021. It is a significant moment for the Church in Australia to make decisions about the future.
The first stage of preparation is Listening and Dialogue. Together, we are on a journey of listening to God by listening to one another. All people, not only Catholics, people of other Christian Denominations, those of other faiths or no faith, are invited to engage in Listening and Dialogue Encounters – which are an open and inclusive experience of listening, dialogue and discernment about the future of the Catholic Church in Australia. Everyone is invited to respond to the question:
What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?
Our Parish is hosting this first stage of Listening and Dialogue for our Deanery and for others who would like to share in this process.
When: Saturday, 3 November – 11:00am–1:00pm
Where: St. Patrick’s Hall, Calliope Street, Guildford
This process of Listening and Dialogue will be facilitated by Lana Turvey-Collins who has been appointed by the Australian Catholic Bishops as Facilitator for the Plenary Council.
Let us pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we journey towards the 2020 Plenary Council.