The Joy of the Gospel

Leadership and Mission in the Catholic Church
Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn
Registrations close 15 June 2018 at 5pm.

 

SPECIAL OFFER: $300 per parish, includes up to 10 people per parish.

What you will learn

THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL – is the name of the Archdiocesan program of Leadership and Mission, 29-30 June 2018.

Now is an “opportune time.” Pope Francis notes, “We are living in a change of era, not an era of change.” In Australia, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has shone a particular light into Church culture.

How will we respond? Parishes have shown remarkable resilience and creativity since their inception in the 4th Century. Research into parish renewal highlights three key factors:

  • Good community
  • Good teaching and preaching
  • Good music

Our leadership and mission program is designed for key parish personnel – priests, pastoral councillors, finance committee members, school council members, catechists, teachers, deacons, seminarians, youth ministers, aspirational leaders.

It will offer the principles of leadership and mission within the context of our parishes, respecting and honouring their own unique culture and history. This program will work best if parish priest and key parish leaders attend together.

Units

What is the “change of era?” How are these changes affecting our parishioners and our parish communities? What are the challenges?

“If we don’t change, we cannot conserve.” What has to change so that we can “hand over” what we have received in our 4,000 year tradition?

Jesus proclaims in his Sermon on the Mount – “You are salt of the earth; you are light of the world.” Given this truth, can we outline the principles of our response?

Jesus Christ is the source and summit of the Christian community. Who is Jesus? What is his mission? Why does his leadership inspire?

Jesus calls the twelve (Luke 9). Jesus calls the seventy-two (Luke 10). His call to discipleship is inclusive and is celebrated in the Church with the sacrament of baptism – the gateway to “life in the Spirit.” How do we deepen our consciousness of this great gift?

The Acts of the Apostles describes the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the life of the early Christian community. The community is described as being of “one heart and mind” and is manifest as a community proclaiming the mystery of Christ to both “Jew and Gentile.” Other key New Testament texts highlight the life and dynamism of the early Christian community, but also the tensions and struggles of believers living in community. How might these important texts inform our parishes today?

Vatican Council II speaks of the Church in terms of “communion” and “co-responsibility.” How do we understand this theology and how does it inform our ecclesial culture and practice?

What is the first question a leader should ask? What makes leaders great? What are the latest insights from the world’s best graduate schools of leadership and management? How can our parishes benefit?

Pope Francis speaks of “Missionary Disciples” and “Accompaniment.” St. Pope John Paul II spoke of the “New Evangelisation” and new ardour and new methods in our outreach to others.

What are we really talking about when we speak of Mission? How do parishes make it happen?

The Christian community is experienced in the parish. This occurs at the Liturgical Gathering, in the Parish or Regional School, through various encounters with Catholic agencies.

What has been our experience of the Christian community? Why has the experience been a good experience – a poor experience?

What do we desire our parishes to be? Places of encounter with the living Christ in the Sunday Eucharist? Communities of belonging, love, forgiveness and openness? Communities with a clear mission of spreading the Gospel? Communities where authority is service and where the gifts of the Spirit are discerned and honoured?

What have we been given and are we able to receive? How best can we celebrate the gift of God in our parishes? In:

  • Sunday Eucharist
  • Word and Sacraments
  • Our Schools
  • Confraternity of Christian Doctrine
  • Youth Ministry
  • Marriage and Family

In the parish community, how do we fulfil our mission of stewardship, which involves governance of our human and financial resources?

Three key parish bodies aid the governance and stewardship in our community. What is their nature and what relationship should exist between them?

  • Pastoral Councils
  • Finance Committees
  • School Councils

In administering the temporal goods (land, property & money) of our parishes, we focus on:

Accountability, Transparency, Communication

“The substance of the ancient doctrine of the deposit of faith is one thing, and the way in which it is presented is another.” (Pope John XXIII, 1962)

This unit examines our rich tradition of faith contained in the Word of God and Catechism and how we might present this in the 21st Century.

The deposit of faith

Our tradition speaks of two “lights” and two “wings.” God enlightens us with the “light” of faith and the “light” of reason. We ourselves rise to God on the “wings” of faith and reason.

What is the nature of the Word of God? How do we understand it and what is the Church’s role in helping us interpret scripture? How do we celebrate the Word of God in our Liturgy and in our personal lives? How have we understood human reason in our tradition and what are the new patterns of thought that are influential in our culture?

Modern Language and Communication

What are the new forms of linguistic expression and the new forms of communication? How are we currently using them and how might we improve our practice in our parishes?

“We listen more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if we do listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses.” (Pope Paul VI, 1975)

How best can we “hand over” our faith?

  • In Families
  • Our Schools
  • Confraternity of Christian Doctrine
  • Homilies
  • Youth Ministry

Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1173) noted that “music is entirely necessary for salvation.” Music is beauty and it attracts the human heart.

What are the basic principles of Liturgical music/singing? What forms of music are suited to the Eucharistic Liturgy, Liturgies of the Word, Catechesis, Worship, Liturgy of the Hours?

What is the quality of music in our parishes and schools? How can we improve it? What resources do we have at our disposal? What are the personnel and financial constraints?

Register to The Joy of the Gospel now

If you would like to attend the Joy of the Gospel, Leadership and Mission in the Catholic Church click the register button.

 

SPECIAL OFFER: $300 per parish, includes up to 10 people per parish.

Speakers

FR TONY PERCY

Vicar General

Fr Tony Percy was appointed as Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn in November 2014.

ANGELA BAMBLETT

Consultant Psychologist

Angela is a consultant psychologist in private practice. She is married and has five children.

TONY FARLEY

Executive Director, CCER

Tony Farley joined CCER as the Executive Director in 2008, bringing with him a wealth of experience in employment relations and leadership roles.

ROBERT FALZON

Co-founder, menALIVE

Robert Falzon is a husband, father, businessman, co-founder of menALIVE and published author.

STEPHEN KIRK

Australian Catholic Musician

Stephen Kirk is an Australian Catholic composer, singer, musician and worship leader.

Schedule

5 PM - 5:40 PM
Welcome and Dinner

Our leadership and mission program is designed for key parish personnel – priests, pastoral councillors, finance committee members, school council members, catechists, teachers, deacons, seminarians, youth ministers, aspirational leaders.

It will offer the principles of leadership and mission within the context of our parishes, respecting and honouring their own unique culture and history. This program will work best if parish priest and key parish leaders attend together.

  • Good community
  • Good teaching and preaching
  • Good music
Fr Tony Percy

What is the “change of era?” How are these changes affecting our parishioners and our parish communities? What are the challenges?

“If we don’t change, we cannot conserve.” What has to change so that we can “hand over” what we have received in our 4,000 year tradition?

Jesus proclaims in his Sermon on the Mount – “You are salt of the earth; you are light of the world.” Given this truth, can we outline the principles of our response?

Fr Tony Percy and Angela Bamblett

Jesus Christ is the source and summit of the Christian community. Who is Jesus? What is his mission? Why does his leadership inspire?

Jesus calls the twelve (Luke 9). Jesus calls the seventy-two (Luke 10). His call to discipleship is inclusive and is celebrated in the Church with the sacrament of baptism – the gateway to “life in the Spirit.” How do we deepen our consciousness of this great gift? 

The Acts of the Apostles describes the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the life of the early Christian community. The community is described as being of “one heart and mind” and is manifest as a community proclaiming the mystery of Christ to both “Jew and Gentile.” Other key New Testament texts highlight the life and dynamism of the early Christian community, but also the tensions and struggles of believers living in the community. How might these important texts inform our parishes today?

Vatican Council II speaks of the Church in terms of “communion” and “co-responsibility.” How do we understand this theology and how does it inform our ecclesial culture and practice?

What is the first question a leader should ask? What makes leaders great? What are the latest insights from the world’s best graduate schools of leadership and management? How can our parishes benefit?

Pope Francis speaks of “Missionary Disciples” and “Accompaniment.” St. Pope John Paul II spoke of the “New Evangelisation” and new ardour and new methods in our outreach to others.

What are we really talking about when we speak of Mission? How do parishes make it happen?

The Christian community is experienced in the parish. This occurs at the Liturgical Gathering, in the Parish or Regional School, through various encounters with Catholic agencies.

What has been our experience of the Christian community? Why has the experience been a good experience – a poor experience?

What do we desire our parishes to be? Places of an encounter with the living Christ in the Sunday Eucharist? Communities of belonging, love, forgiveness, and openness? Communities with a clear mission of spreading the Gospel? Communities where authority is service and where the gifts of the Spirit are discerned and honoured?

What have we been given and are we able to receive? How best can we celebrate the gift of God in our parishes? In:

  • Sunday Eucharist
  • Word and Sacraments
  • Our Schools
  • Confraternity of Christian Doctrine
  • Youth Ministry
  • Marriage and Family

In the parish community, how do we fulfil our mission of stewardship, which involves governance of our human and financial resources?

Three key parish bodies aid the governance and stewardship in our community. What is their nature and what relationship should exist between them?

  • Pastoral Councils
  • Finance Committees
  • School Councils

In administering the temporal goods (land, property & money) of our parishes, we focus on Accountability, Transparency, Communication

1:10 PM - 1:50 PM
LUNCH

“The substance of the ancient doctrine of the deposit of faith is one thing, and the way in which it is presented is another.” (Pope John XXIII, 1962)

This unit examines our rich tradition of faith contained in the Word of God and Catechism and how we might present this in the 21st Century.

The deposit of faith
Our tradition speaks of two “lights” and two “wings.” God enlightens us with the “light” of faith and the “light” of reason. We ourselves rise to God on the “wings” of faith and reason.

What is the nature of the Word of God? How do we understand it and what is the Church’s role in helping us interpret scripture? How do we celebrate the Word of God in our Liturgy and in our personal lives? How have we understood human reason in our tradition and what are the new patterns of thought that are influential in our culture?

Modern Language and Communication
What are the new forms of linguistic expression and the new forms of communication? How are we currently using them and how might we improve our practice in our parishes?

“We listen more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if we do listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses.” (Pope Paul VI, 1975)

How best can we “hand over” our faith?

  • In Families
  • Our Schools
  • Confraternity of Christian Doctrine
  • Homilies
  • Youth Ministry

Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1173) noted that “music is entirely necessary for salvation.” Music is beautiful and it attracts the human heart.

What are the basic principles of Liturgical music/singing? What are forms of music suited to the Eucharistic Liturgy, Liturgies of the Word, Catechesis, Worship, Liturgy of the Hours?

What is the quality of music in our parishes and schools? How can we improve it? What resources do we have at our disposal? What are the personnel and financial constraints?

4:50 PM - 5PM
Wrap up

Location

  • Haydon Hall,
    St Christopher's Pastoral Centre
    55 Franklin St, Manuka ACT 2603
  • communications@cg.org.au
  • (02) 6239 9800