Personal - The bridge of participation

The bridge of participationIt’s been almost 7 months since I began my role as Executive Assistant for the Plenary Council 2020, and in that time I have had some of the most life giving conversations of my life with lay pastoral workers from all different areas of our country who, in their diversity, are united in their hope for a better future for our Church.  

Formation - Global interest in leadership course for Catholic women

Global interest in leadership course for Catholic womenA specialised leadership program for Catholic women in Australia has been selected for inclusion on a Vatican website promoting best practices in lay formation.

The Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life recently chose Leadership for Mission, a course specifically developed by women and for women who are inspired by the Gospel vision of justice, freedom and the dignity of the human person, to be featured at the Dicastery’s first Plenary Assembly in November.

Network - Youth Ministry Convention

Youth Ministry ConventionThe Archdiocese of Hobart will host the fifth Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Convention in July 2020, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s Office for Youth has announced.

Malcolm Hart, director of the Office for Youth, said the ACYMC will continue what has been a period of intense focus, both locally and internationally, on the place of younger Catholics in the Church.

Personal - How Can I Improve the Music at Church?

How can I improve the music at church?Parish music ministry can be a minefield, an experience of joy and challenge. It’s generally a volunteer ministry in the Australian context, and so as a general rule, the generosity of people is relied upon to provide music to accompany the liturgical celebration.

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