Utilising the process of ‘See, Choose and Act’, attributed to Pope Francis, participants from the parishes of Albert Park/ Pennington, Brooklyn Park/Richmond, Croydon Park, Henley Beach, Hindmarsh/Findon and Lockleys considered possible ‘next steps’ for the Western Deanery. Lefevre and Ottoway parish representatives could not attend but expressed keenness to be kept informed about the gathering and any plans of action going forward.
Proposed actions include:
- Continuing to engage the wider community.
- Keeping the Diocesan experience alive, both within parishes and across the Deanery, through engagement with small groups such as coffee chats.
- Sharing of information and resources.
- Promoting opportunities for ongoing formation such as reflection groups focusing on Laudato Si’ – Care for Our Common Home, Fratelli Tutti, social justice statements such as Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor, Crying Out – exploring the Uluru Statement from the Heart and bible study groups such as those offered through Lockleys parish.
An invitation to attend monthly meetings of the Western Deanery was extended by Fr Tony Densley, in his capacity as Dean of the region.
The meeting concluded with a commitment to meet again on February 15 and all were encouraged to spread the invitation across communities, organisations, parishes and schools in the Western Deanery.Jump to next article