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In The Dioceses Parish Life

Four parishes become ‘one community’

In a new approach for the Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese, four of the national capital’s inner north parishes have come together under a new banner – the “Canberra Inner North Catholic Community”. Source: Catholic Voice.

Census Parish Life Research

‘Social profiles’ help parishes serve their communities

Profiles of 1230 Catholic parishes across Australia have been published, offering a wealth of insight they can use to better serve the needs of their local communities. Source: ACBC.

Education In The Dioceses Parish Life

New document aims to bring parishes and schools closer together

A document that provides a framework to support positive relationships between Adelaide parishes and Catholic school communities has been officially launched. Source: The Southern Cross.

Parish Life

Blessing of the hounds opens doggy-door to parish hospitality

Paw-rishioners of Sydney parish, St Joseph’s Newtown, were treated to a “dog’s breakfast” recently, with more than 30 canines of all shapes and sizes attending the special event, which included home-made dog biscuits, a blessing and doggy certificate. Source: Catholic Weekly.

Parish Life

Divine Renovation founder: Parishes must move from maintenance to mission

Australia’s first Divine Renovation conference brought close to 500 delegates from across the country and New Zealand to Sydney for four days of inspiration and education in ways that parishes can become dynamic centres of the Church’s life and mission. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Evangelisation Parish Life

Parish renewal conference to equip Catholics to ‘make disciples’

The Divine Renovation Australasia conference has sold out and is set to welcome more than 400 clergy and lay Catholic leaders from Australia and New Zealand in February.