Second Assembly

The second and final general assembly of the Plenary Council runs from July 3-9 in Sydney. It is the culmination of the celebration phase of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia.

The 277 members of the Council will consider, pray with and vote on more than 30 motions that have emerged across the four-year journey. They will carry forward the hopes and prayers of the People of God in Australia.

The second assembly commences with the opening Mass of the second assembly, celebrated at 5pm on Sunday, July 3.

From Monday, July 4 to Friday, July 8, the members will hold several sessions each day to consider the work of the Plenary Council, including the motions and taking votes.

Masses will be celebrated each evening at 6pm from Monday to Thursday, with Mass on Friday celebrated at 7.45am.

The closing Mass of the Plenary Council will be celebrated at 10.30am on Saturday, July 9 at St Mary’s Cathedral. That Mass is open to the public.

You can download the program for the week by clicking here.

All Council Masses and sessions on each day of the week will be livestreamed. Click here to access the livestream schedule for the week.

Members of the public can send messages of prayer, hope and support to the Council members leading up to and during the week. Those messages will be posted on a special message wall at the entry to the meeting room. Click here to send a message.

You can also keep up with what’s happening during the assembly on the Plenary Council’s news page on the website or on the Plenary Council Facebook page.

Masses and Livestreams

You can access the livestreams of Masses and plenary sessions during the second assembly on the Plenary Council home page. They will also be posted below once the livestreams have concluded.