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Each roundtable will centre on a theme identified as particularly important to the life and mission of the archdiocese (Catholic Voice)

A series of roundtable sessions will provide an opportunity for Catholics in the Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese to prayerfully discern where the Holy Spirit may be calling the community, according to evangelisation animator Huw Warmenhoven. Source: Catholic Voice.

“Each roundtable centres on a theme, identified as particularly important to the life and mission of the archdiocese,” Mr Warmenhoven said.

“Each roundtable will include a time of gathering around some food, prayer, hearing and celebrating some leaders involved in that particular space before moving into a time of discussion and reflection in small groups.”

Grounded in core themes from the Plenary Council and broader topics of synodal discernment, the roundtables hope to identify existing initiatives and opportunities for collaboration among parishes, communities, movements and ministries.

These will also develop a foundation and inform both content and processes for the Archdiocesan Assembly in 2024.

“Our first two roundtables are focused on ‘raising up a new generation through youth and young adult ministry’ and ‘celebrating the gift of our families’,” Mr Warmenhoven said.

“These are designed to listen to the reality of youth, young adults and families in the life of the Church that will be important to highlight in our Archdiocesan Assembly in 2024. They will also help to guide our pastoral efforts at both an archdiocesan and parish level into next year and beyond.”

The roundtables are open to all, but specifically designed for anyone involved in the areas relevant to each session.

Mr Warmenhoven said in the Year of the Holy Spirit, the roundtables were an important forum to help discern ‘what seems good to the Holy Spirit and to us’ (Acts 15:19).

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Roundtables a forum for discernment and discussion (Catholic Voice)