Parramatta Director of Pastoral Planning joins neighbouring Diocese
Wednesday 1 April 2015
The Director of Pastoral Planning in the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta, Daniel Ang has been invited to direct a new Office of Evangelisation in the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay.
Together with Rev Paul Marshall, Daniel spearheaded the work involved in the extensive consultation process and writing of our Diocesan Pastoral Plan, Faith in Our Future.
Parramatta’s Diocesan Administrator, Very Rev Peter Williams, said he was deeply appreciative of the work undertaken by Daniel. Fr Peter said Daniel’s work in bringing together hundreds of people from across the Diocese to participate in the development of the plan was an extraordinary achievement.
“The Diocesan Pastoral Plan has been lauded throughout Australia as a template for other dioceses to follow as they embark on such endeavours,” Fr Peter said.
“I am very confident that Daniel will bring many gifts to the Diocese of Broken Bay.”
Daniel said he was grateful for his time at Parramatta, “I feel extremely privileged to have been able to contribute to the life of what is a strong, youthful and vibrant Diocese, first under Bishop Kevin Manning, then Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP and, most recently, Very Rev Peter Williams as Administrator,” he said.
“I leave with deep appreciation of the opportunity to learn from and meet so many people committed to God in Christ and His mission. This includes the thousands of lay men and women who have participated in consultations, who have undertaken spiritual formation for leadership and mission in parish and diocesan settings, and the devoted clergy, parish teams and pastoral councils, and my colleagues in our diocesan agencies and ministries, with whom I have served and received so much.”
In his 2015 Easter message, Fr Peter Williams said that the work of the Pastoral Plan still continues, “Faith in Our Future presents many challenges to the Diocese, and I would encourage you to be more involved in the process of making the outcomes of the plan a reality in your parish community,” he said.Read this article at the Broken Bay Diocesan site
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