OUR PARISH AND THE PLENARY COUNCIL
WELCOME TO OUR PARISH WEB PAGE FOR INFORMATION CONCERNING THE UPCOMING PLENARY COUNCIL.
CLICK ON THE IMAGE OF THE NATIONAL PLENARY COUNCIL LOGO BELOW AND YOU WILL BE TRANSPORTED TO THE NATIONAL PLENARY COUNCIL WEBSITE.
IF, AFTER READING ALL THAT, YOU STILL DON’T KNOW WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT, COME TO ONE OF THE INFORMATION SESSIONS AT THE PARISH CENTRE ON THURSDAY 18TH OCTOBER AT 1.30PM OR 7.30PM. FR NOEL CONNOLLY FROM THE PLENARY COUNCIL FACILITATION TEAM WILL BE SPEAKING.
(Basically the disciples of Jesus were told to evangelise all the people but here in Australia we are not doing that very well. What used to work no longer does. The Church has lost it’s moral authority in the world by the terrible actions of some. We have built a wall around ourselves as our numbers shrink and we feel under attack. Do we need to do things differently? Are there things that need to change? Why? and What? Or do we just need to change ourselves?…..editor)
THE PLENARY COUNCIL IS CALLING FOR SUBMISSIONS FROM ALL INTERESTED PEOPLE AND TO THIS END HAVE A SECTION OF THEIR WEBSITE SETUP FOR ANONYMOUS SUBMISSIONS.
FIRST YOU MUST TICK THE BOX TO SAY YOU ARE NOT A ROBOT AND THEN YOU WILL BE ASKED WHETHER YOU HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A ‘LISTENING AND DIALOGUE ENCOUNTER’. DON’T WORRY IF YOU HAVEN’T AS YOU WILL STILL BE ABLE TO ENTER YOUR SUBMISSION. AFTER ANSWERING SOME MORE QUESTIONS YOU WILL BE ASKED FOR A RESPONSE TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
- What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?
- What questions do you have about the future of the Church in Australia that you would like the Plenary Council to consider?
- Would you like to share a story about your experience of faith or of the Church in Australia that has shaped you?
THEY WILL THEN ASK FOR SOME MORE INFORMATION AND WHETHER YOU WISH TO UPLOAD FILES ETC.
IF YOU ARE READY TO MAKE A SUBMISSI0N, JUST CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW AND GO TO THE SUBMISSION PAGE OF THE PLENARY COUNCIL WEBSITE.
(Don’t forget to say “I am not a robot”)
PARISH SUBMISSION TO THE PLENARY COUNCIL
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO READ THE PARISH SUBMISSION TO THE PLENARY COUNCIL. IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD OR YOU DON’T THINK IT QUITE REPRESENTS YOUR VIEW, CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE AND ADD YOUR THOUGHTS TO THE COUNCIL SUBMISSION PAGE.
A NEW PARISH PRAYER
To help us through the preparation stages the Liturgy Team has created a new Parish Prayer asking for God’s help and the guidance of the Holy Spirit in what will be a difficult task.
God our Father, bless this Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, so that we may love you more.
May the Holy Spirit guide and inspire each of us as we prepare for the 2020 Plenary Council.
Grant us the courage to share our thoughts and dreams for the future of our Church in Sunbury and Australia.
Give us patience and humility to listen to others as they share their ideas and experiences.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen