Parish leadership

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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A Joyous Death

Director's Reflection (May 2017). "We know, because the apostles have told us, that death is really the start of a new story. ... that is why we also know that ‘Christ’s resurrection is not an event of the past; it contains a vital power which has permeated this world."
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Celebrating the breath of life

Director's Reflection (April 2017). "I have a friend who, when I am getting a little anxious about things, will say – ‘just breathe’. There is wisdom in taking the time to consciously and attentively breathe."
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Stewards of Forgiveness

These two videos offer a window into the work of chaplains and priests, often seen as ‘stewards of forgiveness’. Their experience in hearing people’s stories of suffering and sometimes self-loathing, sheds light on the liberating power of forgiveness when sought but most importantly, when received. 

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A Lent Heart

Director's Reflection (March 2017). "I learnt something every day when I worked with children and young people. At first, if something went wrong and the students told me they hadn't done it, weren’t involved, didn’t know, I believed them."

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Liturgical Brochure Series

This brochure series offers guidance and support for those involved in the various liturgical and pastoral ministries in parishes, schools and other religious and ecclesial communities.
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Background: Secretariat for Lay Ecclesial Ministry

In 2011, a Review of Accreditation Requirements for Pastoral Associates and Lay Chaplains was conducted by Dr Peter Carpenter. A report was then submitted to the Archbishop Denis Hart, outlining the current situation along with recommendations for a process forward.
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Parish Faith Formation Sessions & Workshops

Our Office currently offers a number of workshops to help parishes with their formation programs. All sessions are interactive and practical in application.
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