In October 2021, the Catholic Church in Australia will gather for the first Assembly of the Plenary Council to be held since the second Vatican Council.
Through the Plenary Council, the Australian Catholic Church will explore what the future of our Church should look like, as the culture in which we proclaim the Gospel changes.
We all have a role to play in the future of our Church.
Walking in the Spirit
Australian Catholics have been invited to make the prayerful journey together towards the Second Assembly of the Plenary Council through the Walking in the Spirit prayer pilgrimage.
The pilgrimage begins on Easter Sunday, April 17 2022, and continues until the opening of the Second Assembly on Sunday, July 3 2022.
Below you will find various resources, including bulletin notices, general intercessions and prayers, which have been created for you to use on your own, with your family, at school, in your parish, or in other Catholic spaces.
- General Bulletin Notice
- General Intercessions
- Plenary Council Prayers
- Prayer to the Holy Spirit
- Prayers to Our Lady
- Litany of St Joseph
- Prayers in the Spirit of Mary Mackillop
- Prayers from the Aboriginal People
- Prayer Experiences: Lectio Divina The Examen
- PowerPoint Templates
For a printable compilation of all resources, click here.
Our Australian Catholic Church’s Plenary Council will be listening to what the Spirit is saying. All parishes and parishioners in the Diocese of Parramatta are invited to pray for this process to show new ways of being Church that will convey the freshness of the Gospel.
Download the prayer card with the prayer from the Diocese of Parramatta Here
Read, think about and discuss the Agenda of the first assembly with fellow parishioners. Here
Email your thoughts and hopes for the Plenary Council to firstname.lastname@example.org so they can be shared with our Members from the Diocese of Parramatta.
Interviews with the Members of the Plenary Council from the Diocese of Parramatta
Share these Plenary Council messages on your social media pages.
Latest articles on the Plenary Council
Find out more!
The National Plenary Council website has a range of videos and other resources.
Follow the Diocese of Parramatta social media channels and Catholic Outlook for further updates from our Diocese.