Personal - Lay Leadership In St John Vianney Parish Morisset NSW - Moderator Model Of Parish

Personal - Lay Leadership In St John Vianney Parish Morisset Nsw- Moderator Model Of ParishOur Parish faced the real challenge of having no Parish Priest at Easter 2012, when Fr Brennan retired as Parish Priest of both Toronto and Morisset due to ill health.

Fr Geoff Mulhearn was appointed as Priest Moderator of both Parishes and Sr Anne Moylan was then appointed as Pastoral Co-ordinator for both parishes.

Both Morisset and Toronto were charged by Bishop Bill with, studying and praying for a model of Parish Leadership which would suit their communities.

Formation - Bishop Robert William Willson (1794 – 1866)

Bishop Robert William Willson (1794 – 1866)The First Bishop of Hobarton (Hobart)

In late February 2017, the mortal remains of Bishop Robert William Willson were returned to Hobart, 152 years after he had departed Tasmania for the last time.  They will be placed in the crypt of St Mary’s Cathedral on 12 May.  These events give cause to acknowledge the legacy of this pioneer leader of the Catholic Church in Australia.

Network - A mentoring program for Australian Catholic women

A mentoring program for Australian Catholic womenA new national mentoring program to build the skills and capacity of Australian Catholic women will be launched Sydney in May.

The Australian Catholic Women’s Mentoring Program is the initiative of the Young Catholic Women’s Interfaith Fellowship for 2015/16. The graduates were asked to find a way to give back to Church and society. This is one of their projects for 2017.

Personal - Keeping our P-Plates in Ministry

PersonalBy Richard McMahon

My daughter recently passed the Driver Knowledge Test, receiving her L-Plates and a log book. My free time each evening currently consists of nervously occupying the passenger’s seat of the family car, maintaining a calm veneer, and offering pearls of wisdom and affirmation as she slowly accustoms herself to the experience and rules of the mysterious world of motoring. One hundred and twenty hours of guided driving later, in a range of conditions including night-time, rain, sealed and unsealed roads and heavy traffic conditions, she will undergo an independent driving test to assess her readiness to gain her provisional licence. 


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