Our interactions with other Parishes

Last Monday 20th September 2021 members of the Parish Pastoral Council met with Berna Wake, Member of the Parish Leadership Team from Mordialloc / Aspendale (via zoom). Berna spoke to the Council about the process of parish renewal that Mordialloc / Aspendale Parish has undertaken these past few months and how they sought to engage the whole parish community.

On Wednesday 22nd September 2021 Kerri Anne Brussen (Parish Staff), Damien Coleridge (Chairperson of the Parish Pastoral Council) and I attended a meeting of parishes from the Southern Region of the Archdiocese of Melbourne (via zoom). This proved to be a good conversational meeting where the process of how parish communities might be effectively engaged over the next few months was clearly outlined. It was also an opportunity to share reactions to the process so far.

That same afternoon I met with the Archbishop along with other priests of the Southern Region. At this meeting we had the opportunity to share with the Archbishop our reflections on the process to date and also express our concerns. I wish to reaffirm that the conversations I have had with other parishes to date have been purely of an informal nature. In the coming months this process will be advanced once we as a parish community can come together in person to discuss. Time will be given to everyone who wishes to have input into this process to be respectfully heard. Please contact the Parish Pastoral Council on ppc@stjosephsmalvern.org.au should you have any comments or concerns at this time.