Plenary Council

Praying for the Plenary Council around the corner

September 15, 2021

From 3 – 10 October, the Church in Australia will commence its fifth Plenary Council – the first in 84 years. 280 members will begin a process of dialogue focusing on 6 themes that were developed from the responses of over 220,000 people.

In 2018, when the decision to hold a Plenary Council was announced, the entire People of God in Australia began preparing for this historic moment by listening to God and by listening to one another’s stories of faith.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the first Assembly will be a mix of in-person and online delivery. See the up-to-date Plenary Council Journey 2020-2022.

As we approach the Plenary Council around the corner, the diocese has made available several ways to get involved and pray for the Plenary Council and its members:

Praying for the Plenary Council

A series of masses, including one celebrated by Bishop Brian Mascord, will be held during the first gathering of the council and will be available online from various Dioceses around Australia with details to be released soon by the national organising team.

Prayer seminars

The Diocese of Wollongong is hosting a free prayer seminar series (commencing Tuesday 21 September) that aims to provide the experience and practice of different forms of prayer, with the opportunity to pray for the Plenary Council and its members amongst many important prayer intentions for the Church and the world each week. Click here for more information and to register.

Podcast interview with Lana Turvey Collins

Our diocesan weekly radio program and podcast Journey Catholic Radio is interviewing Lana Turvey Collins (Plenary Council facilitator) which will be available from Friday 24 September.

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