Each week throughout 2020, parishioners in the Diocese of Parramatta were invited to watch a video and discuss their response to a number of questions as part of our popular ‘Saturday Sessions’.
Over the holiday break, we’re replaying some of the most popular videos for you to watch, then use the questions to uncover your own feelings and thoughts about the topic. Feel free to share with others too!
“Envisioning the Church in Western Sydney for the new millennium” – Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta
About the Presenter:
Bishop Vincent shares his thoughts for envisioning the roadmap for the future of the Church in Western Sydney at the Parramatta Diocesan Forum in July 2019.
This forum brought together key leadership and local representatives from parishes, schools, ministries and agencies.
How do his words reflect our own personal and communal journey? Moving forward, how may the Holy Spirit be calling us to Go Out Into the Deep?
Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv is the fourth Bishop of Parramatta.
To re-read Bishop Vincent’s full address, visit https://www.parracatholic.org/forum2019/
Questions to Ponder:
- What inspired you from Bishop Vincent’s address?
- What challenged you?
- How do his words reflect our own personal and communal journey?
- Where have you had a significant experience of a merciful, humble and compassionate church?
- How have you already gone out to the deep in your communities?
- What are some key areas we may need to address in our current church culture?
- How might we be called to share in the leadership of our church?
- Moving forward, how may the Holy Spirit be calling us to Go Out Into the Deep?
Get ready for the 2021 series of Saturday Sessions. The schedule is available on our events calendar on www.parracatholic.org.