It is with great joy that I can confirm that Faithful Stewards of God’s Grace, the first national resource for lay pastoral ministry, was launched by the President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Archbishop Mark Coleridge at Proclaim 2018 in Brisbane.
I’m thrilled that such a well-researched, theologically grounded and practical document is now available to provide a basis for collaboration in ministry across Australia.
To our surprise the launch of the document did not go unnoticed in Rome! The Dicastry for Laity, Family and Life currently features a story about Faithful Stewards of God’s Grace on their home page.
Thank you for your patience over the years, firstly while we researched lay pastoral ministry and secondly as we gradually created this resource. I’d like to acknowledge Dr Aoife McGrath, Pontifical University of Maynooth, and the current and past members of the Australian Catholic Council for Lay Pastoral Ministry for their assistance in the development of this document.
Copies of the document are being distributed to every diocese. You are welcome to download Faithful Stewards of God’s Grace and print additional copies.
Let us know how you are using the document in your diocese or ministry. It is our hope that it will guide and support best practice in ministry.