The four-year journey of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia will reach the second – and final – assembly in July 2022. At the assembly, the 277 Council Members will consider the motions that have emerged from that national journey, with the goal of renewing the life and mission of the Church in Australia.
Framework for Motions
The key document that will guide the work of the second assembly is the Framework for Motions, which was published in early June. It contains about 30 motions that all Council Members will discern and vote on. The outcome of the votes will be announced during the assembly.
Follow the Second Assembly
All Masses during the second assembly will be livestreamed. The opening session each day from July 4 to July 8 will also be livestreamed.
Click here to view the livestream schedule.
The livestream will be accessible on the Plenary Council website’s home page and the Plenary Council YouTube channel
Share your prayers and hopes
The Plenary Council continues to be a journey for the whole Church in Australia. A message wall is being placed at the entry to the assembly venue, allowing Members to read what people around the country are saying to them – their prayers, their hopes, their words of support.
If you wish to send a message, please click on the button below and complete the form. New messages will be added to the wall each day.
In addition to watching the livestreamed Masses, parishes and other Catholic communities around the country can celebrate Masses and other liturgies using the same prayers, readings and hymns as those being used at the Plenary Council.
Click here to access the Mass booklets for use in your local community.
The timeline below describes key moments during the lead-up to the second assembly. We invite you to walk this journey with us.