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Archdiocesan Plan 2016 - 2021


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The official release of our Archdiocesan Plan was shared within all parishes of the Archdiocese and provided here online, on the weekend of 16/17 July 2016. Commenced in late 2014, this Plan is the result of extensive consultation and input from clergy, parishes, agencies, groups and individuals from within our Archdiocese.

The Plan has as its focus, seven (7) key priority areas

  • Professional Standards
  • Effective Communications
  • Support for Clergy
  • Strengthening and Revitalising Parishes
  • Adult Faith Formation
  • Outreach to Those in Need
  • Archdiocesan Growth and Development.

Strategies and actions related to each of the priority areas are summarised in this document. These strategies will be the subject of regular review with actions to be amended or enhanced where necessary.

The Plan is not designed to stifle creativity but to provide a fresh direction in addressing each important area. Importantly, the Plan has demanded that we review the Archdiocese from an organisational perspective to better facilitate the spreading of the Gospel. These changes have already commenced and are outlined in Section 3 ‘Implementation and Management’.

“Our” Plan is more than just a document. It will enable us to walk together on the pathway which we hope will deliver a Christ-centred, faithful, vibrant, welcoming, inclusive and mission-oriented Church, one which will enrich our own lives and the lives of all whom we encounter and seek to serve.

Like all such initiatives it is aspirational: it expresses our hopes and dreams. I believe it is also practical, providing concrete steps we can take as we walk together into the future.  I am fully committed to this vision for our Archdiocese.

I ask you to join me so that together, we can continue to walk faithfully in the footsteps of the Good Shepherd.

Most Rev Timothy Costelloe SDB
Archbishop of Perth

Download the Archdiocesan Plan in PDF


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