Around Australia people are being invited to engage in reflective discernment and discussion on the question being posed to us, “What do you think God is asking of us at this time in Australia?”
The Plenary National Facilitation Team has prepared some great discussion guides for groups to use. Get a few of your friends and family together at a time and place that suits you. Additionally, your local parish or Catholic school, your Catholic workplace or the local Diocese might host an evening and invite people along.
The Role of the Facilitator
The Plenary Council’s first stage of preparation is the "Listening and Dialogue" phase, which goes from now until Ash Wednesday 2019. During this time, people will have the chance to get together a group of friends, family, fellow parishioners or colleagues and share their experiences of faith, life and the Church. Key to these conversations is the role of the Facilitator, who guides the process and ensures everyone has their say. In the video below, Rhyannon Elliott (Acting Manager, Marriage & Relationship Education Unit at CatholicCare Melbourne) discusses some important aspects of the Facilitator's role -- offering tips that will help encourage open, honest sharing.