This blog page is published as a place to engage with the ongoing Archdiocesan plan to discuss the “Re-Imagining” of the Mission of the Church in Melbourne. A prayer card may be viewed here.
You will find a full presentation of the theme and various resources at the Melbourne Archdiocesan site here.
December 6th 2022
SEASON OF ADVENT
Thanks to all who have visited this page through the year and a special thanks to our two Mission Renewal Coordinators, Stefphy Coosnapa and Tony Grant, as well as the Parish Council. May you enjoy a restful festive season and be refreshed for the year ahead as we further explore our parish future together.
September 25th 2022
FEEDBACK SESSIONS- SEPTEMBER 25
After Sunday Masses an opportunity was provided for parishioners to ask questions or raise concerns about the direction of the Mission Renewal so far. While not well-attended there was some positive feedback and good questions. The importance of the Korean Ministry and the liaison with our Outreach Services was again stressed. The draft Mission Statement and and a background briefing were sent to the Archdiocese for a response and reaction.
September 16th 2022
PARISH PASTORAL PLAN – MISSION STATEMENT
A Mission Statement endorsed by the parish council has now been added to our Parish Pastoral Plan. An opportunity to hear more about the current progress of the parish in mission renewal will be provided after Mass on Sunday 18th Sept at St Joseph’s and at St Thomas on the following Sunday.
Our community is committed to continue to walk the path of missionary discipleship (“The Way of the Gospel”) and address the missionary call, inviting all to the fullness of the Gospel of life, with a sense of vibrancy and vitality, such that:
- The Gospel is at the heart of our life, worship and outreach.
- Our faith communities are arranged in a way to flourish
- And are sustainable—spiritually, pastorally and materially.
August 11th 2022
AUGUST MEETING OF PARISH COUNCIL
At the August meeting of the Parish Council an updated version of the draft Parish Pastoral Plan (2022-2024) was discussed and sent back to sub-committee. The current draft begins with a Mission Statement reflecting the focus of the Archdiocesan Parish Mission Renewal process. The draft Plan may be viewed here.
July 22nd 2022
MEETING OF LOCAL PASTORS JULY 21
Clergy from South Yarra, South Melbourne and Toorak met online last night to update each other on recent developments in our communities and planning. Impressions were shared on mass attendance and activities post Covid, recent meetings and visits from Archdiocesan personnel as well as some sharing on the outcomes of the recently concluded Plenary Council.
June 24th 2022
MISSION RENEWAL AND PARISH PASTORAL PLANNING
The most recent parish council meeting considered a redrafting of the current Parish Pastoral Plan to incorporate the Melbourne Parish Mission Renewal process and our ever closer collaboration with the Korean Catholic Community at Mount Waverley. A sub-committee was formed and will report back to Council next month.
May 27th 2022