Pope Francis has sent greetings and blessings from Rome as the program for the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia, the first such event in this country in 84 years, began today.
The development of the prayer resources for the First Assembly of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia has required a different way of thinking, said Mercy Sister Kerry Willison, Chair of the Plenary Council Liturgy Committee and Director of Liturgy for the Archdiocese of Perth.
“It has required a clear vision, a purpose, and notably thinking about how we are all impacted by the current situation brought about by the pandemic.
Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has this week spoken about the need for a Gospel culture in a special video interview.
Plenary Council President Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB, spoke from the heart as he delivered his homily at the Perth Closing Mass of the First Assembly on Sunday 10 October, sharing Jesus’ desire that we put God first – before the myriad goals that come to occupy so much of our lives, both as individuals and as a Church. He stressed the importance of the question, “What is it that's stopping us from being the Church that the Lord is calling us to be?”