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Journey 41 - Autumn 2010

Special Pastoral Planning Bumper edition!

In Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll), Alice appeals to the Cheshire Cat, "I was just wondering if you could help me find my way." The cat replies, "Well that depends on where you want to get to." Alice says, "Oh, it really doesn't matter," and the cat responds, "Then it really doesn't matter which way you go."
Planning is only useful if we care about which way we want to go. For Christians, Jesus shows us the way to go. We are part of God's call to spread the Good News, to be agents of faith, hope and love in our needy world. journey41So the planning we do is around how we live out this call.
Planning becomes all the more important when a large group of people, like our whole Diocese, is seeking to follow God's call together. What is available to help us on our way? The pastoral planning for our Diocese offers everyone a chance to become involved in sharing our ideas and advice about the future of our Diocese. However, good information is needed in order to offer good advice. The centre section of Journey offers us a rich guide to support our own involvement in our diocesan planning.

About Our Cover
This issue's cover is taken from "Born For This", a modern musical adaptation of the Stations of the Cross which a talented cast of young people has been performing around our Diocese. Michael O'Brien (pictured) plays the role of Jesus. "No greater love" refers to Jesus' message to us before his death: "No greater love does a man have than to lay down his life for his friends... you are my friends." (from the Gospel of John, Chapter 15) Easter invites us to respond to the marvellous life-giving love which Jesus Christ extends to each of us.

Articles include:

  • Our Journey of Love - Lenten Pastoral letter
  • End of an era
  • In schools ~ Bishop Peter's Q & A
  • New schools in planning
  • Dedication of St Francis Xavier Cathedral
  • Our Journey Ahead - Information Guide - 16 page supplement
  • Project Compassion Launch 2010
  • Youth Mass in the Vineyards - Well Almost
  • Born for This
  • Hello from the new Director of CCD
  • Jason's Story - Becoming Catholic
  • Tuesday, 27 March 2012
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