The Way of the Gospel—the path of missionary discipleship—has always been adapted by every generation to fit the local circumstances. How this is arranged has varied according to time and place. How might our local communities of faith continue to address the missionary call of the Gospel into the future? How might we invite people into the fullness of the Gospel of life, and do so with a sense of vibrancy and vitality?
In April and May 2021, Archbishop Comensoli met with the clergy and lay leaders of the Archdiocese of Melbourne to begin this conversation. These initial meetings had one purpose in mind: to open up the question as to how our local Church in Melbourne might best be organised into the future, such that:
- The mission of the Gospel is at the heart of our life, worship and outreach;
- Local faith communities are arranged to allow for them to flourish, and;
- Our faith communities be effectively resourced—spiritually, ministerially and materially.
At St. Joseph’s, we are embarked on our Mission, as described by Archbishop Comensoli. On this page, you can read updates on the progress towards achieving that objective.
On Saturday February 19, I attended, on behalf of the parish, a session run by the Proclaim Office of the Archdiocese, called ‘Mission Renewal: Getting Started’. It was an interesting change of emphasis in what they had to offer to parishes. The big picture of last year was replaced with
On Tuesday 19th October the community gathered online to receive an update on what our Parish has done to date regarding Take the Way of the Gospel. It was also an opportunity for anyone to ask any questions or raise any concerns that they might have. It was a good
For the past few months, the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne has been undergoing a process of discussion and discernment as part of an invitation to “Take the Way of the Gospel“. Fr Anthony (Tony) Kerin has attended a number of the online information sessions held with parish communities and is
In August, Pope Francis dedicated his monthly prayer intention to the specific vocation of the Church: to evangelise. Reiterating the words from his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), he said he dreams of an even more ‘missionary option’ for the Church: ‘one that goes out to
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