Plenary Council 2020 Briefing Sessions

Information Sessions: What is the Plenary all about? 

The Archbishop’s Office for Evangelisation is hosting a number of information sessions around the Archdiocese in the month of August. These sessions will offer an overview of the Plenary process and ways that people can take part in this listening and dialogue phase. We encourage you to attend this session along with fellow parishioners, family members, colleagues and friends:

Thursday 9 August
6.30pm - 8.30pm
St Mary of the Angels, Geelong

Saturday 11 August
11.00am - 1.00pm
Cardinal Knox Centre, East Melbourne

Thursday 30 August*
7.30pm - 9.30pm
St Francis Xavier, Montmorency
*This session is being hosted by the Diamond Valley and Yarra Deaneries and includes a talk on "Pope Francis’ vision for a listening church" by Fr Noel Connolly, a member of the national facilitation team for the Plenary Council 2020. 

Listening & Dialogue Sessions

From now until Ash Wednesday 2019, everyone is invited to take part in the Listening and Dialogue phase, reflecting on the plenary question: “What do you think God is asking of us at this time in Australia?” 
A number of agencies and parishes have begun hosting listening sessions around the diocese:
Plenary Listening and Dialogue Session for Lay Ecclesial Ministers
Tuesday 28 August, 10-11.30am
Brunswick/Brunswick East Parish (287 Sydney Rd, Brunswick)
An opportunity to come together as lay ministers to more fully understand the purpose and process for the Plenary Council 2020, and to have an opportunity to enter into a listening and dialogue session. Please RSVP at before 22 August. For any enquiries contact Jacqui Giuliano on 9926 5687.
Plenary Listening and Dialogue session for Young Adults
Thursday 13 September, 8pm - 9.30pm
Cardinal Knox Centre (383 Albert Street, East Melbourne)
This will be a chance for young people to have their say and experience the ‘Listening and Dialogue’ process so they can host other sessions in their local youth and young adult groups. Pizza available for a gold coin donation. Please RSVP to make sure there are enough slices! Email with any questions or call 9287 5565. 
What materials will I need to host a listening session locally? 
Gather your friends, family and colleagues and take part in this national conversation. A number of facilitator and discussion guides available to download and use:
Let us know if you are hosting a session!
If your parish or school/organisation is hosting a listening session and you are happy to invite others along, send us the information and we will promote on this page. Contact us > 

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