Plenary Council 2020

Plenary Council

For an overview of Plenary Council 2020 in the Sandhurst Diocese, click here.

To view and download the Plenary 2020 Small Group Booklet, click here.

For more information about the Plenary Council 2020, click here. pdf (704 KB)

New Report: ' pdf Discerning the Way to the Plenary Council Sept 2020' (716 KB)

New Report: ' pdf Please Change What Sandhurst Catholics said about Plenary Council Phase 1 Listening and Dialogue' (704 KB)


Plenary Council 2020 Phase 2 - Delegation

The Sandhurst delegate nominees have been announced, click here .

Congratulations to Bishop Shane Mackinlay, Fr Joe Taylor VG, Fr Brian Boyle EV, Ruth Lawlor and Cathy Jenkins, who were announceed as the Sandhurst Diocese's delegates to the Plenary Council, click here.

Ruth Lawlor – Sandhurst Plenary Council Committee, Executive Secretary
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The "Plenary Council 2020 Quotes for Parish Bulletins and Newsletters" resource booklet offers quotes on topics related to the Plenary Council 2020 and its processes.  Quotes may be selected in any order for use during the next two years of our Plenary Council 2020 journey, for parish bulletins, newsletters, short reflections for meetings, or other uses as you may find helpful.  To view and download the booklet, click pdf here. (1.12 MB)

Click here to download the pdf Sandhurst Diocese Plenary Council 2020 - Report on First Stage of Council (585 KB)

Plenary Council Prayer
Come, Holy Spirit of Pentecost. Come, Holy Spirit of the great South Land. O God, bless and unite all your people in Australia and guide us on the pilgrim way of the Plenary Council. Give us the grace to see your face in one another and to recognise Jesus, our companion on the road. Give us the courage to tell our stories and to speak boldly of your truth. Give us ears to listen humbly to each other and a discerning heart to hear what you are saying. Lead your Church into a hope-filled future, that we may live the joy of the Gospel. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, bread for the journey from age to age. Amen. Our Lady Help of Christians, pray for us. St Mary MacKillop, pray for us.


Bishop of Sandhurst Leslie Tomlinson reads the Plenary Council Prayer at the Sacred Heart Cathedral on Pentecost Sunday in preparation for the Plenary Council in 2020. Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst