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Plenary Council 2020

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The National Themes for Discernment named below are inspired by the data from the Listening and Dialogue phase and call us toward the future. As we move into this second stage of preparation for the Plenary Council, we continue to seek the wisdom of the Holy Spirit.

Applications have also opened for Discernment Working Group Chair and Discernment Working Group Member, and will close on July 22. 

For more information, see here.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF NATIONAL THEMES FOR DISCERNMENT OPENS NEXT PHASE FOR PLENARY COUNCIL - READ HERE

You can read Bishop Paul's homily from Pentecost Sunday here. 

More information about the National Themes for Discernment and the plenary council is available at https://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/

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DIOCESAN PRAYER CARD

Bishop Paul has also provided "A Prayer for the Plenary Council".  These prayer cards have been distributed to parishes, school and agencies of the diocese.  Futher copies are available from the Pastoral Ministry Office.  Click here to download a copy of the prayer.

plenary prayerRESOURCES FOR PRAYER TOWARDS 2020

In the Diocese of Ballarat, we will have opportunities to gather in our local communities for prayer and dialogue, so that we might make our contribution to the plenary council.  Gatherings to open the dialogue were held in local communities during the 2018 Easter season and Bishop Paul prepared a text for Evening Prayer and a text for a Penance Service as resources for these gatherings. This can still be useful and adapted by the community for use in their preparations. 

Click here for a copy of the Evening Prayer. 

Click here for a copy of the Penance Service.  

Click here for a copy of the flyer that was included with ODC November 2018.

Bookmarks have also been printed and copies are available from the Pastoral Ministry Office, email pastoralministry@ballarat.catholic.org.au or ph. 5337 7159.

Plenary Council Bookmark

In preparation for Plenary Council 2020, and suitable for Easter Season, Ascension, Pentecost and Confirmation the Diocese of Wollongong have shared a song, The Power of the Spirit. Lyrics, powerpoints and sheet music available.  See here.

01.Power of the Spirit Plenary Council Wollongong

 

  

 

 

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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Ballarat, Victoria 3353

Phone +61 3 5337 7111

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Catholic Diocese of Ballarat
5 Lyons Street South
Ballarat, Victoria 3353