Regional GatheringsSynod Session 1 When: May 3,4,5 – 2011 Where: Peninsular, Central Coat, Nth Shore Purpose: - synthesise results of the major parish consultations - identify the issues that are most significant for that region - select through a facilitated process of discernment, two representatives to attend the Diocesan Synod Session 1 & 2 in June 2011 and 2012 Who: -6-8 parish reps - Individuals with a sense of community and service. - represent the diversity of parish –ages, family situations, variety of interests, represent our Catholic school communities identify as Catholic, but may not regularly attend Sunday worship. When: June 3,4 - 2011 Where: One diocesan gathering Purpose: - culmination of the many group consultations - synthesis the data obtained through the Parish Surveys, Clergy meetings, Diocesan Staff Day and Parish Pastoral Council meetings to determine the areas of opportunity for the future of the diocese. Who: - members of the clergy, religious orders, diocesan staff and two representatives from each parish - leaders from other Christian Churches present in our Diocese will be invited to attend.
Mission Statement We the Catholic Church of Broken Bay are, through Baptism, a community of disciples of Jesus. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we are committed to work together to extend the Kingdom of God. We will: Proclaim - Proclaim the Good News of Jesus in our words and actions Respond personally - Respond personally to God's unique love for each of us Love each other - Live with each other in the love of Jesus Celebrate - Celebrate and share our Catholic faith and life experience Educate - Educate our people in our Catholic story and beliefs and their implications for our lives Serve - Serve each other, the community and all creation in justice and love Seek Unity - Seek unity with our fellow Christians and meaningful dialogue with people of all faiths