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 "I now ask parishes to start planning how they will implement the Synod outcomes in their particular situation."  Cardinal John Dew.    



(draft only, not to be used yet)

Our Parish Planning Day which is centered on the Synod recommendations will be held on a date to be advised.  We would like participants to register using the form below.  You have been asked to choose two topics of synod recommendations 1, 2 , 3 & 12.   You will be assigned to a group at the Planning Day and asked to tell your group your recommendations.  After everyone has told their group their recommendations, the group facilitator will ask each participant what, if anything, anyone else has said, has resonated or clicked with them. 

The group will then proceed to discuss what parish actions the parish might undertake in the light of the Synod recommendations.   The actions will be given to Fr Ron and Parish Pastoral Council to enact.   

If you are unable to attend the parish planning day (though we would like you to come) but would like to make a submission based on the Synod recommendations and suggested actions of sections 1,2,3, & 12, please write in the text box "Parish Plan I think..." below. We would still like you to fill out the rest of the form also. Thanks.

The four Synod sections we are focusing on are:

  • The peripheries of society which is about social justice and works of charity
  • A spirituality of service is about is about liturgy and prayer
  • Finding leaders is about one's time and talents in service of the church
  • Building community is about building parish community life.

But please read the recommendations and actions sections in the pdf download for the Synod 17 outcomes booklet which can be downloaded here.  Thanks for your help.

Fr Ron and the parish pastoral council.