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

Plenary Council 2020 Phase 2 - Delegation

For information about the Delegates to be called, click pdf here (807 KB)

For Calendar dates for Delegates, click pdf here (652 KB)

For Expression of Interest, Discerning being called, click  pdf here (840 KB) (right click the link to save an editable copy)

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

Upcoming Events

28 Apr
The Gospel of John with Fr Brian Boyle
Date 28.04.2020 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Gospel of John has been famously described as A magic pool in which an infant can paddle and an elephant can swim.” (Prof Frank Moloney SDB).

During Holy Week, on Easter Sunday and during the Easter Season that lead towards Pentecost, we will be listening to the Gospel of John. Composed in stages, decades after the Gospels of Mark, Matthew and Luke, for communities living far from the land where Jesus was born, the Gospel of John was written for people whose faith in Jesus was fragile but growing and others of no faith at all. Although they hadn’t seen or heard Jesus for themselves, they too were on the journey towards being his disciples.


Fr Brian Boyle is a priest of the Sandhurst Diocese. He has been trained in the interpretation of scripture and has an ongoing interest in Adult Faith Education and Faith Development. Fr Brian is author of the popular ‘A Friendly guide to the Prophets’.

RSVP to St Brendan's Parish, Shepparton

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