REVIEW OF
Governance

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Welcome from Bishop Vincent


REVIEW OF
Governance

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Following the conclusion of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse and our Diocesan pastoral plan, Faith in Our Future: Pastoral Plan for the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta 2014 – 2018, I have sought advice on how we can best respond to these challenges.

To ensure we are operating with the correct structures and the right governance that is accountable to the people we serve in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains, I commissioned a governance review of the decision-making and advisory bodies that currently provide the structures and processes for the governance and administration of the Diocese of Parramatta. This review was led by Adjunct Professor Susan Pascoe AM with the support of Adjunct Professor Murray Baird.

Susan and Murray looked at and reviewed the various bodies, committees and councils that govern our Diocese. In their work, they analysed the founding documents of those various bodies, interviewed people in key roles and reviewed the mission, purpose, and values of each body. This work also included, but was not limited to, looking at the governance and management structures of the Diocese and our parishes. Their work covered accountability, transparency, synodality, and the attainment of clerical and secular participation and co-responsibility in the decision-making processes of the Diocese.

The final report, with its recommendations and commendations, was delivered to me on 19 December 2020.

I welcome the final report with its commendations and recommendations. As affirming and also challenging as they are, they will only remain a written report. We will need to make it into a living document. Therefore, I trust that we together will work together in turning the report into a fertile ground into which new seeds of hope, life and love will grow. Let us continue to follow the ‘Parramatta Way’ of clergy and laity walking together and exercising our baptismal responsibility for the building up of the Kingdom.


Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv
Bishop of Parramatta

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Welcome from Bishop Vincent

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Following the conclusion of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse and our Diocesan pastoral plan, Faith in Our Future: Pastoral Plan for the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta 2014 – 2018, I have sought advice on how we can best respond to these challenges.

To ensure we are operating with the correct structures and the right governance that is accountable to the people we serve in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains, I commissioned a governance review of the decision-making and advisory bodies that currently provide the structures and processes for the governance and administration of the Diocese of Parramatta. This review was led by Adjunct Professor Susan Pascoe AM with the support of Adjunct Professor Murray Baird.

Susan and Murray looked at and reviewed the various bodies, committees and councils that govern our Diocese. In their work, they analysed the founding documents of those various bodies, interviewed people in key roles and reviewed the mission, purpose, and values of each body. This work also included, but was not limited to, looking at the governance and management structures of the Diocese and our parishes. Their work covered accountability, transparency, synodality, and the attainment of clerical and secular participation and co-responsibility in the decision-making processes of the Diocese.

The final report, with its recommendations and commendations, was delivered to me on 19 December 2020.

I welcome the final report with its commendations and recommendations. As affirming and also challenging as they are, they will only remain a written report. We will need to make it into a living document. Therefore, I trust that we together will work together in turning the report into a fertile ground into which new seeds of hope, life and love will grow. Let us continue to follow the ‘Parramatta Way’ of clergy and laity walking together and exercising our baptismal responsibility for the building up of the Kingdom.


Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv
Bishop of Parramatta

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Any questions? Please contact Jasmine Sammy, Manager, Governance Implementation,
governance@parracatholic.org or 0473 301 239

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