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Key Church Documents & Statements related to Pastoral Planning.
Tags: Faith in Our Future Key Documents Advancing our Diocesan Pastoral Plan May-June 2013
Tags: Faith in Our Future Key Documents Pastoral Planning Interim Report September 2012
Download a PDF version of Bishop Anthony's Pastoral Planning Letter
Click here to view the Pastoral Planning Letter in e-book format
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Click here to read Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement of a special "Year of Faith", commencing in October 2012, to help Catholics appreciate the gift of faith, deepen their relationship with God and strengthen their commitment to sharing faith with others.
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The Bishops of the world are preparing for the 13th General Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, being held in October 2012, on the theme “The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith”.
In March 2011, the Lineamenta, or working document, for the Synod was released.
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This Apostolic Letter from Pope John Paul II provides a sound theological foundation for our planning as a Diocese.
In it, John Paul II remarked that “it is not a matter of inventing a ‘new programme’. The programme already exists: it is the plan found in the Gospel and in the living Tradition, it is the same as ever. Ultimately, it has its centre in Christ himself, who is to be known, loved and imitated”.
John Paul II also recognised that this one, living programme “must be translated into pastoral initiatives adapted to the circumstances of each community” (#29). It is available here.
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Click here to read the documents of the Second Vatican Council, the 21st ecumenical council of the Catholic Church.
Key documents that provide a theological framework for our pastoral planning include Lumen Gentium, the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, and Gaudium et Spes, the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World.
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This report identified both ‘Church-centred’ and ‘participant-centred’ reasons why Catholics in Australia stop attending Mass.
You can read it here and perhaps discuss it with your friends, family and parish community to see if it resonates with your own experience.
Tags: Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Catholics Who Have Stopped Attending Mass’ Australian Pastoral Planning Documents
Following on from the initial report on non-attendance at Mass, this report offered some pastoral strategies that may aid Dioceses like our own encourage participation in Eucharistic liturgy.
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A report on Mass Attendance was released in 2008 and is available here. It shares the results of the 2006 National Count of Attendance, a National Church Life Survey and the Australian Census.
It revealed that around 13.8 per cent of Australia’s 2006 Catholic population attended Mass on any given weekend.
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In 2009, a survey was conducted of Catholic Religious Institutes in Australia, commissioned by Catholic Religious Australia (CRA), the peak body for leaders of religious orders and institutes in Australia, and undertaken by the Pastoral Planning Office of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.
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