Plenary Council Update for St Mark’s Parishioners.
The first phase of the journey towards the Plenary Council 2020 has been completed.  Our voices were part of an extraordinary response across Australia.  More than 220,000 people participated in listening and dialogue encounters and contributed 17,457 submissions during the first stage of preparation for the Australian Plenary Council
What did we say?
The six national themes that emerged from sharing our stories and hope for the future of the Church in Australia have been released with snapshot reports that provide sample of the responses.
Theme 1: Missionary and Evangelising
Theme 2:  Inclusive, Participatory and Synodal
Theme 3:  Prayerful and Eucharistic
Theme 4:  Humble, healing and merciful
Theme 5:  A joyful, hope-filled and servant community
Theme 6:  Open to conversion, renewal and reform
The six national themes that emerged from sharing our stories and hope for the future of the Church in Australia have been released with snapshot reports that provide sample of the responses. 
For the themes and reports, visit the Plenary Council Website. Listed under each theme is the high level sentiment of what people discussed. 
Click here for the Plenary Council 2020 Website

What’s next?
We are now moving into the second phase of the Plenary Council process – Listening and Discernment.  Our voices will continue to be integral in the formation of the Plenary Council agenda through a process of communal discernment of the national themes that can be undertaken within the parishes and other groups.  In the coming weeks there will be more information on how you and a parish group can become involved.”
Any Questions?
If you have any questions please contact our community ambassadors, Monica and Jacquie or email, yc@stmarksdrummoyne.org.au