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The First General Assembly of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia runs from October 3-10, 2021. It will be a focal point for the Church in Australia as a journey that has its origins two decades ago commences the nine-month period of celebration, with the Second General Assembly scheduled for July 2022.

In 2020, we announced the roughly 280 members (formerly called delegates) for the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia, including members nominated by dioceses, eparchies, ordinariates, leaders of religious congregations, some church ministries and a personal prelature. The members will represent those local churches at the celebration of the Council over two assemblies.

Please continue to pray for the Plenary Council members, and for the Church in Australia.

Find more information about the First General Assembly and about the Plenary Council below

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The Plenary Council will run from October 3-10. Daily Masses and some sessions will be the livestreamed online.

SUNDAY,
OCTOBER 3

Mass: 2:00pm AEDT
Celebrated by Archbishop of Perth, Archbishop Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB, President of the Plenary Council

MONDAY,
OCTOBER 4

Mass: 9:30am AEDT
Celebrated by Bishop of Sandhurst Shane Mackinlay, Vice-President of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia

Session:11:00am-12:15pm AEDT

TUESDAY,
OCTOBER 5

Mass: 9:30am AEDT
Celebrated by Adelaide Archbishop Patrick O’Regan

Session:11:00am-12:15pm AEDT

WEDNESDAY,
OCTOBER 6

Mass: 9:30am AEDT
Celebrated by Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher OP, Vice-President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

Session:11:00am-12:15pm AEDT

THURSDAY,
OCTOBER 7

Mass: 9:30am AEDT
Celebrated by Maronite Archbishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay OLM

FRIDAY,
OCTOBER 8

Mass: 9:30am AEDT
Celebrated by Wollongong Bishop Brian Mascord

Session:11:00am-12:15pm AEDT

SATURDAY,
OCTOBER 9

Mass: 9:30am AEDT
Celebrated by Melbourne Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

Session:11:00am-12:15pm AEDT

SUNDAY,
OCTOBER 10

Mass: 11:00am AEDT
Celebrated by Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

Session livestreams that start at 11am AEDT will have varying finishing times depending on progress through the program.
Note that Daylight Savings Time will cause an hour's jump forward in the early morning of October 3 (Sunday).
See the complete schedule for Members below.

#ListenToTheSpirit

7 days ago

Plenary Council

Many of us have rested up and are preparing now for the launch of the Synod of Bishops after the tiring but truly fruitful 16 sessions over 6 days that made up Assembly 1.

The months between the first and second general assemblies of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia are now a time for “prayer, reflection, maturation and development”, according to a concluding statement from the first assembly.

Read the story on the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Media Blog or view the full closing statement under "Key Documents" on the Plenary Council website!

mediablog.catholic.org.au/time-between-assemblies-a-chance-for-prayer-maturation/
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2 weeks ago

Plenary Council

What a week it has been! Videos from the past week, coverage from various media and the fruits of the Assembly will be available via www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au

Assembly 1 saw a year’s delay and technological hiccups — all in the midst of a pandemic. It all culminated in this unique and fruitful experience, where we chose to listen and discern and pray together, even and especially with our different perspectives and coming from the different corners of Australia. We come out of it with an overwhelming sense of joy and hope, knowing we are guided by the Holy Spirit and driven by such love for God and the Catholic Church in Australia.

We thank everyone who has made this week possible, from contributing to Listening and Dialogue to following Assembly 1 online. Please continue to pray for Plenary Council as the journey continues!
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