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2020 Plenary Council process to be launched by Archbishop

  • Posted on 16 May 2018

Archbishop Costelloe

Archbishop of Perth, the Most Rev Timothy Costelloe SDB, will launch the 2020 Plenary Council process during the Vigil Mass of Trinity Sunday on 26 May at 6pm at St Mary’s Cathedral.

Approved by Pope Francis who has spoken on the ‘need to engage in the world and respond in faith’, the Plenary Council will encourage people to think about the future of the Catholic Church in Australia. What are we called to do? Who are we called to be? How do we need to change?

In announcing the launch, Archbishop Costelloe said this will be a momentous occasion for the Catholic Church in Australia and carries with it the hopes, dreams and aspirations of everyone involved.

“What is important is that we get the message out that this journey is very important for the Catholic Church in Australia,” Archbishop Costelloe said.

“This is a significant moment for the Catholic Church in Australia and I look forward to walking with the people of God as we look towards the future.

“No matter where you might find yourself in relation to the Church – deeply involved, only partially engaged, uncertain or disillusioned, on the margins, or a friendly or critical outsider looking in – we need to hear from you for we are sure that God speaks to us all: and the Church needs to listen to everyone,” he said.

Archbishop Costelloe has invited parishes and agencies across Perth to conduct their own Plenary Council launch within their own agency at a gathering with staff and with boards.

For more information on the Plenary Council, go to

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