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Our Participation 2018

Plenary Council 2020 


Our Plenary journey in the Diocese of Broken Bay commenced with a launch at the Feast of Pentecost (20 May, 2018). At this time, all of our parishes, school and agencies received a Support Kit and resources, with a call to select ‘Local Animators’ to lead and facilitate Listening and Dialogue Sessions in local communities of faith throughout our Diocese. Training for these tasks and ideas for ways in which to hold Listening Sessions was provided to 140 Local Animators in August 2018.

The Diocese of Broken Bay registered the fourth highest number of submissions in the country and is the highest responding Diocese in proportion to the number of parishes, which is tremendous engagement of our Diocese to actively shape the themes and agenda of the Plenary Council.

As the Year of Listening in the Diocese of Broken Bay drew to an end many of us have come together at the Plenary Diocesan Assemblies held at Waitara and The Entrance (November and December 2018) for our community discerning together what God is asking of us in Australia at this time.

We encourage all our people to participate with others in a Listening and Dialogue Session, praying and discerning with others, if you would like to make an individual and direct submission to the Plenary Council, you can do so by going to: