Events

Grow Your Parish - Formation for Parish Pastoral Councils

Thursday 21 September --- Parish pastoral councils are invited to continue the conversation on animating parish life at this follow-up session where will look at existing models of parish leadership, factors that lead to parish vitality and strategies to animate parish life in 21st century Australia.

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Vine and Branches: Yearning to Belong Conference

An opportunity for clergy, pastoral associates and pastoral planners to reflect upon the signs of the time and move forward with hope. Keynote speakers include Prof. Richard Gaillardetz (USA) , Dr Maeve Louise Heaney, Geraldine Doogue and Archbishop Mark Coleridge.

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Templates for Father's Day prayers

If your parish or school is looking for something special to distribute to fathers in your community, you might wish to download and print these pre-prepared bookmarks.

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The Reader of God’s Word: 10 tips to improve your proclamation

Involved in liturgical ministries at your parish? This short video provides lectors - new or existing - with practical tips for improving their proclamation of the word.

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ACU Short Course: The Sacraments (August)

The School of Theology at the Australian Catholic University is offering a short course on the Sacraments this August. It will be an opportunity to understand sacraments in the Christian tradition: What are sacraments? What is sacramentality? What do Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist and Reconciliation mean? Sessions run on Wednesday evenings in August.
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Video: How to use The Summit Online

New to The Summit Online? Watch this brief video to gain an overview of the online resource and learn how to access and download the various elements on the webpage. 

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Ask. Seek. Knock: Joyful Encounters of RCIA

Saturday 26 August --- Guest speakers including Bishop Mark Edwards OMI and Fr Rob Galea offer insights on being 'joyful missionary disciples' and how to attract young people to embark on the exciting RCIA journey. Workshops will explore the pastoral and practical aspects of the RCIA.
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Catechist Support and Resources

We encourage catechists to visit the new webpage ‘Catechist Central’ which provides a wealth of information, guidance and support for this vitally important parish ministry. 
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Rite of Election in St Patrick’s Cathedral

A sense of excitement and joy filled St Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday 5 March as over 1,000 people gathered for the Rite of Election, an important step in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and Children.
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Preparing for Lent and Easter 2017

Over 200 parish and school leaders from across the Archdiocese of Melbourne (and wider-Victoria) gathered on Saturday 11 February at the Catholic Leadership Centre for a liturgy planning day in preparation for Lent and Easter. 
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