The Plenary Council Facilitation Group has been formed to coordinate local actions or activities that have been proposed by the Plenary Council Listening and Discernment process. Parishioners, representing our partnered parishes, have come together to consider what God is asking of us in Australia at this time and to discern those actions that may take us forward as a Christ-centred Church.
The group has developed a Statement of Intent, the Purpose of the Group, a Model for Progressing Plenary Council Local Action Lists and a Governance Statement. These can be found here.
An outline of the Plenary Council process can be found here.
The following document is a response to the agenda paper for the first meeting of Australia's fifth Plenary Council, written by members of the Partnered Parishes Plenary Council Facilitation Group of Sacred Heart, St Mary's and St Thomas. See document here. It has been forwarded to the Plenary Council Facilitation Team, the Archdiocese of Melbourne and Archbishop Tim Costelloe, Plenary Council President. All members of the Plenary Council will have access to it. It has also been forwarded to other interested groups of Catholics: Sense of the Faithful and Catholics for Renewal. To view the agenda, please follow this link: https://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Plenary-Council-Agenda.pdf