You may be aware that we are in the midst of a Synod of the Diocese. The first session was held in November 2019 and was open to all-comers. In 2020 the second session was postponed because of COVID, but a lot of preparation for it still went on and it will be held in the New Year.
A diocesan Synod is a very significant event. The last one was held almost 30 years ago. The coming together of people from all areas of the diocese, and all aspects and varieties of its works and communities, to reflect and plan together for our present and future is a very big undertaking and should also be a time of great grace and encouragement. It will also help us contribute our special wisdom to the National Plenary Council of the whole Australian Church.
Today I invite you to consider nominating as a delegate to our diocesan synod. We are looking for a good mix of people from every part of the diocese, from every age group, from every diocesan ministry or lay group, from those associated with our schools or CatholicCare services, workers and participants, and from both those heavily involved in our church and those who still care about it but feel rather distant from it normally.
Expressions of interest to nominate a delegate close on 4th January 2021. I warmly encourage you to consider nominating. Every voice matters.