Faith Formation

The Plenary Council 2020

You may remember that last year, many in our parish, attended meetings to discuss the six themes which arose from the survey of the whole of Australia’s response to the question:

“What do you think God is asking of us in Australia today?”

As a result of the responses sent in from parishes and others all around the country, the original question was then reframed:

“How is God calling us to be a Christ-centered church that is missionary and evangelising:  Humble, Healing and Merciful; Prayerful and Eucharistic; Inclusive, Participatory and Synodal; A Joyful, Hope-filled Servant Community; Open to Conversion, Renewal and Reform?”

Once again, you came along to meetings to discuss and respond to the question.

On the Feast of Pentecost this year six papers were released, once again summing up the responses.

Each paper provides:

  • a reflection of the relevant pastoral reality
  • articulates a theological vision
  • outlines a number of challenges to be overcome
  • suggests prioritised question to be answered
  • develops some proposals for change.

Here are each of the papers:

Missionary and Evangelising

Prayerful and Eucharistic

Inclusive, Participatory and Synodal

Humble, Healing and Merciful

Open to Conversion, Renewal and Reform

A Joyful Hope Filled and Servant Community

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The Angelus

Fr Anthony has asked that we pause at 6.00am (if you are up), Noon and 6.00pm to say the Angelus.

V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.

R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary, full of grace,

The Lord is with thee;

Blessed art thou among women,

And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

Pray for us sinners,

Now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.

R. Be it done unto me according to Your word. Hail Mary, etc

V. And the Word was made Flesh.

R. And dwelt among us. Hail Mary, etc

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

R. That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray: Pour forth, we beseech You, O Lord, Your Grace into our hearts, that as we have known the incarnation of Christ, your Son by the message of an angel, so by His passion and cross we may be brought to the glory of His Resurrection.  Through the same Christ, our Lord.  Amen.

V. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

R. As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be world without end, Amen.

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Bishop Robert Barron – Word on Fire

Leading the Culture to Christ with Beauty, Goodness, and Truth.  There are regular videos from Bishop Robert Barron on the intersection of faith and culture.

Bishop Robert Barron