The parish held its second workshop in preparation for the 2020 Plenary Council on Wednesday 7th February. Eighteen parishioners reviewed the results of the parish survey and then discussed in small groups the four topics that had been identified as the top priorities
- Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse – How can the Church at all levels deliver an empathetic, transparent and practical response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission?
- Governance – How can greater participation of the laity in the decision-making process of the Church be fostered at national, archdiocesan and parish levels?
- Women in the Church – How can greater participation of women in decision-making, leadership and ministry be fostered in the Church?
- Reconnecting with the alienated – How can we reach out and reconnect with those members of the Catholic community who feel they have been marginalised and disenfranchised and no longer actively participate in the life of the Church?
The groups discussed why these topics where important and what suggestions they could make for consideration at the Plenary Council. Click here to read the outputs from the discussion.
A number of parishioners have volunteered to represent the parish at the Deanery meeting that will be held in Goulburn in March.