Events

Letters from Home Sunday (16 July)

16 July --- At the conclusion of the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis in Misericordia et misera offered an invitation to "make the Sacred Scriptures better known and more widely diffused .." In the Archdiocese of Melbourne the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday 16 July) has been suggested for this purpose and a range of resources have been prepared to assist in this regard.
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Upcoming Liturgical Formation Workshops

20 July -- Readers of God's Word: this workshop explores liturgical principles and techniques of proclamation to assist those in this ministry. 

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Know Your Parish - Formation for Parish Pastoral Councils

Thursday 27 July --- Parish pastoral councils are invited to a formation session focused on equipping parish leaders with strategies for reviewing their community’s strengths and opportunities for growth and development. Includes input by Fr Brendan Reed. 
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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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Christian leadership takes imagination --- Spirit of Adventure seminar wrap-up

"Real leadership means you take the risk of being rejected. Jesus' leadership landed him on the cross. Every form of courageous leadership means that you dare to take the risk that you will be turned down."  Fr Timothy Radcliffe speaks to the 160 parishioners gathered at the Spirit of Adventure seminar. Watch/listen to his talks >
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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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Resource: Exploring the Creed

The resource, I believe, help my unbelief: Meditations on the Creed provides an opportunity to reflect on the lines of the Creed, the summary of our Catholic beliefs, in the context of the contemporary world.

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