On Saturday 19 November over 340 people filled the Siena Centre at San Sisto College in Brisbane to hear Fr James Mallon speak about practical ways that Catholics can take up Pope Francis’ call to be ‘missionary disciples’. There was a great atmosphere in the hall throughout the day. Many of the participants had already read Fr James’ book, Divine Renovation: Bring your parish from maintenance to mission, and were eager to hear him develop the ideas in the book further.
ACBC Pastoral Research Office. 2016. Garratt Publishing. 88 pages
Archbishop Julian Porteous of Hobart and Chair of the Australian Council for Pastoral Research, launched A Handbook for Building Stronger Parishes at the Proclaim Conference held at Chatswood, New South Wales in September 2016.