Upcoming Plenary 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?”  

How can I take part in this listening and dialogue phase?

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 locally. 

What's happening around the Archdiocese

We are grateful to the parishes, groups and individuals around the Archdiocese who have already begun the Plenary process. Let’s keep the dialogue happening! We will try and update the information below with information about sessions we hear about. If yours is not listed and you're happy to open it up to others, please let us know so we can add it!
Greensborough, Greensborough North, Diamond Creek
Saturday 13 October, 11am - 1pm 
Gathering Space, St Mary's Greensborough 
This session is being hosted by St Mary's Greensborough and is open to all those interested in learning about the Plenary and how to facilitate local listening and dialogue sessions. Tiffany Davis (Assistant Director, Archbishop's Office for Evangelisation) will offer some context for the Plenary and invite those present to experience the process, in order to be able to then facilitate it in their own parishes and groups. If you are from the area and would like to join us on the day, please contact St Mary’s parish office ( or 9435 1543).
Knox Deanery Plenary Discussion Group
Wednesday 17 October 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish (Orange Grove Bayswater)
Cuppa and sandwiches on arrival - please register your interest with the parish office ( or 9761 2124). At this session, Jacqui Giuliano (Coordinator of Parish Leadership Formation, Archbishop's Office for Evangelisation) will offer a guide to the process of the Listening and Dialogue
LEM Listening and Dialogue Session #2
Thursday 18 October, 10am - Midday
Resurrection Parish (402 Corrigan Road, Keysborough)
Groups across the country have been encouraged to engage in multiple experiences of Listening and Dialogue. This session will be an opportunity for lay ecclesial ministers (Pastoral associates, pastoral workers, lay chaplains) to listen and share in an open dialogue to the Plenary question and send our collective responses. Register now > 
St Joseph’s Parish Malvern Listening and Dialogue sessions
Tuesday 30 October, 7pm - 9pm & Saturday 1 December, 10am – Midday
Kildara Centre (Rear of 39 Stanhope St, Malvern)
These sessions are open to anyone. They hope to provide an opportunity to discern the future God is calling us to as a Church and will help shape the agenda of the Plenary Council 2020. They will be facilitated by Mark Davis and Anna-Marie McGann. To register your interest to attend or for more information, please contact Anna-Marie McGann via All are welcome to attend. 
Central Listening and Dialogue session, hosted by AOFE
Saturday 24 November, 11am - 1pm
Lecture Theatre, Cardinal Knox Centre (383 Albert Street, East Melbourne) - enter via Lansdowne Street
Come and participate in a Plenary listening and dialogue session this November, to be hosted by the Archbishop's Office for Evangelisation. Some ideas will also be offered about how to invite others into this ‘habit of dialogue’ at the local level, especially during the upcoming Season of Advent. If you would like to participate in this session, please register online before 20 November: For any enquiries contact Suzanne Hermon on 9926 5761 or email
Want to host a session but not sure where to begin?
We would be happy to help you. Please contact us and or read this session outline for an overview of how to set up and host a session locally. 

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