As the Church in Australia seeks to renew and reimagine how it lives out its mission, a new Catholic virtual platform aims to inform the upcoming Plenary Council agenda and enliven faith communities. Source: Catholic Outlook.
The virtual platform, aliveinthespirit.com.au, offers a range of Australian-sourced keynote addresses, workshops, prayer and worship spaces and interactions with an array of Catholic organisations offering services and networking opportunities. Organisers are committed to ease of access, so the whole site can be accessed for six months for $40.
Each workshop experience is available until the end of 2021, and offers a 30-minute video, designed to inspire, enrich and provide practical insights in the topic area addressed. They are suitable for individual faith enrichment and professional development, or for group sessions with catechists, RCIA teams, youth groups, pastoral councils, parish/school reflection days, or faith sharing groups.
Topics addressed by the keynotes and workshops include Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, Pastoral Care, Circles of Engagement, Renewal for Mission, and Justice and Outreach.
The website will be launched during “Alive in the Spirit”, an innovative pastoral ministry conference to be held next week, July 8-10. The conference will offer a mixture of live and on-demand opportunities which are fully adaptable to strengthen the mission and aims of local Catholic communities.