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Plenary Council – Missionary and Evangelising

5 September 2019

We are now in the Discernment phase of the Plenary Council and we continue to seek the wisdom of the Holy Spirit.

People who participated in Listening and Dialogue are now invited to reconvene in communal Discernment on the six themes. 

For the next few months, we will focus on one theme each month.  As a diocese we will be focusing on the theme of Missionary and Evangelisation during September.  

How is God calling us to be a Christ-centred Church that is Missionary and Evangelising?  This National Theme for Discernment is inspired by the voices of the People of God who shared a passion for participating in the missionary nature of the Church and desire stronger support, involvement and formation among all the baptised who make up the Church.  

Download the SNAPSHOT REPORT to see a sample of the voices and answers that inspired this theme.

Please contact your local parish or organisation for information on Listening and Discernment experiences.

Thinking about Discernment:

Rev. Dr Kevin Lenehan is a priest of the Ballarat Diocese and Associate Dean (Post-Graduate and Research) at the Catholic Theological College in Melbourne . Here he discusses the importance of discernment as we approach the Plenary Council 2020.

Produced by the Archbishop's Office for Evangelisation Melbourne Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

More about Missionary and Evangelising:

Archdiocese of Brisbane, Published on Aug 26, 2019

We are the Catholic Church in the Ballarat Diocese
we gather in the name of Jesus from the Murray to the sea
in interwoven faith communities. Spirit filled
we celebrate and share our journey
reaching out to nurture all God's people.

Diocesan Vision Statement 2005

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