In October 2021, the Catholic Church in Australia gathered 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.

Find yours.

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Diocese of Parramatta response to the Plenary Council
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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.
Find yours.
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PREPARING FOR THE SECOND ASSEMBLY


In October 2021, the Catholic Church in Australia gathered for the first Assembly of the Plenary Council to be held since the second Vatican Council.

The journey towards this historic moment officially began in 2018, with the entire People of God in Australia listening to God and listening to one another’s stories of faith.

Responses gathered during the Listening and Dialogue Phase, and the Listening and Discernment Phase can still be accessed for your consideration and reflection.

The six Thematic Discernment papers and Reflection Guide, prepared by several writing groups are also still available, by clicking here.

Plenary Council Members were commissioned and engaged in formation sessions to prepare them to fulfil their role, while each one of us was called to continue in prayer and discernment as we look forward to the renewal of our Australian Catholic Church.

The COVID-19 pandemic meant the first Assembly was a mix of in-person and online delivery. The agenda, key documents, Masses and livestreams are still available.

On December 8, 2021, the document First Assembly Proposals from Small Groups and Individual Members was published, gathering together the fruits of the first of two Plenary Council assemblies. You can access the document here

The timeline below describes key moments during the lead-up to the second assembly. We invite you to walk this journey with us.

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HOW CAN I BE INVOLVED?

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FIRST ASSEMBLY AGENDA AND RESPONSE FROM THE DIOCESE OF PARRAMATTA

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INSTRUMENTUM
LABORIS

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FAQ

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MEMBERS FROM THE DIOCESE OF PARRAMATTA

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HOW CAN I WATCH THE FIRST ASSEMBLY

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RESPONSE FROM THE DIOCESE OF PARRAMATTA

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RESOURCES

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The Plenary Council is the first time in 80 years that the entire Australian Catholic Church will come together to pray, discuss and listen to the Holy Spirit about our future. You may or may not have already participated in contributing direct feedback to the process in 2019. It’s time to become involved again. In October 2021 nine Members of the Diocese of Parramatta will join nearly 280 other Catholics from around Australia. They will discuss the items on the Plenary Council Agenda.

The Plenary Council is about our Church. Each of us can ask the Holy Spirit to guide the process. We can each reflect on how we would answer the questions on the Agenda, and provide our feedback to the Members of the Plenary Council from our Diocese. You can email them at comms@parracatholic.org.

EXPLORE this website
SAY our Diocesan prayer
REFLECT
DISCUSS the future of our Church.

The Plenary Council is the first time in 80 years that the entire Australian Catholic Church will come together to pray, discuss and listen to the Holy Spirit about our future. You may or may not have already participated in contributing direct feedback to the process in 2019. It’s time to become involved again. In October 2021 nine Members of the Diocese of Parramatta will join nearly 280 other Catholics from around Australia. They will discuss the items on the Plenary Council Agenda.

The Plenary Council is about our Church. Each of us can ask the Holy Spirit to guide the process. We can each reflect on how we would answer the questions on the Agenda, and provide our feedback to the Members of the Plenary Council from our Diocese. You can email them at comms@parracatholic.org.

EXPLORE this website
SAY our Diocesan prayer
REFLECT
DISCUSS the future of our Church.

CONTACT US

To find out more please email Tanya on MET@parracatholic.org
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CONTACT US

To find out more please email Tanya on MET@parracatholic.org
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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.

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