Adult Education

Plenary Council 2020

What can we expect?

Held on 21 May, 28 May and 4 June

Our thanks go to Simon Donahoe, Cathy Jenkins, Kevin Lenehan and Brendan Reed for their contributions to the three week series. Thanks to Vince Curatore and our Parish Learning Group for planning and running the series. The series was recorded and will be available via Youtube next week.  Subscribe to the Camberwell, Balwyn and Deepdene Parishes YouTube channel to be alerted as soon as the talks are available.

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Writing and Discernment Group Papers

The Plenary Council has made available the Discernment Papers from the Writing and Discernment Groups on the six themes.  Read more…


Topics and Presenters

The Synodal process and expectations

What does synodality mean?  Where does it come from?  What can we expect from the Plenary Council?

Presented by Rev Dr Brendan Reed, Parish Priest, Camberwell, Deepdene & Balwyn and lecturer at Catholic Theological College.


Applying what we know

Applying what we have heard and learnt about synodality to our parish context.

Presented by Ms Cathy Jenkins, Assistant to the Director: Leadership and Development at Catholic Education Sandhurst.  Cathy is a member of the Missionary & Evangelising Writing Group and will attend the Plenary Council as a delegate.


Dealing with the themes

Looking at the nature and practice of discernment and the six themes.

Presented by Rev Dr Kevin Lenehan, Master of Catholic Theological College.  Kevin is a member of the Open to Conversion, Renewal and Reform Writing Group and will attend the Plenary Council as a delegate.



Visit the Plenary Council 2020 website

Writing and Discernment Group Papers.  Read more…

Who will be at the Plenary Council?  Delegates from across Australia have been confirmed.  Read more…

Frequently Asked Questions about the Plenary Council.  Read more…


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