People across Australia are able to follow the progress of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia through Masses and video stream sessions, following opening of the first general assembly.
The Plenary Council, the first such event in Australia since 1937, opened with Mass livestreamed from St Mary’s Cathedral in Perth on Sunday, October 3. Plenary Council president Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB celebrated that Mass at 2pm AEDT and officially open the nine-month journey of the two Council assemblies.
“Across our vast continent, people will be able to gather in prayer and worship to share in this journey of discernment,” Archbishop Costelloe said.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has published the following series of media releases:
- Catholics in Australia urged: ‘Become true disciples’
- St Francis a model for Australia’s Plenary Council
- Pope sends blessings to historic Church event
- Council members begin work of communal discernment
- Archbishop Fisher: ‘Be Powerhouse of Prayer’
- Members unpack big questions facing the Church
- Plenary Council to contemplate woundedness, seek new peripheries
- Plenary Council journey one for ‘dusty, patient pilgrims’
- Plenary members focus on mission in God’s world
For more information visit www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au