Funding the Mission

Funding the Mission

People ask why Catholic schools thrive while parishes decline? A key difference is that Catholic schools have money to employ many staff.The decline of attendances in Catholic parishes will continue, except for those parishes which raise more money and use it to...
Synod & Plenary: Living it in our Communities

Synod & Plenary: Living it in our Communities

Our parish communities have been hearing about and participating in Plenary and most recently, invited to participate in the Synod on Synodality. These processes can often feel removed from parish life. This workshop will address the significance of Plenary and Synod...
Missionary Discipleship & Evangelisation

Missionary Discipleship & Evangelisation

What is your dream for your parish? After many years of managing decline and maintaining the past methods and practices, parishes must nurture their flock and be animated by a living culture of mission and evangelisation. The call to be a Church that embraces its...
Flourishing Relationships, Strong Marriages

Flourishing Relationships, Strong Marriages

In 2017 Pope Francis called for more intentional, sustained guidance and support from the Christian community for those preparing for and committing to the Sacrament of Marriage. Archbishop Anthony Fisher responded to this call, instigating the ‘Joy of Love’, a...
Liturgy on the Margins

Liturgy on the Margins

Last year, Elizabeth started a blog called Liturgy on the Margins, to share with those who are doing diaconal ministry in Australia. From this, a group called Australian Catholics Exploring the Diaconate began. Some of those involved are ordained, some are precluded...
Spirituality in a Busy World

Spirituality in a Busy World

If you’re anything like most people, as each year passes life just seems to get busier and busier! This workshop will provide participants with some concrete skills to help with juggling the demands of life without losing your relationship with God. It will affirm...