We are setting this page to let all parishioners know what is happening in this area
On 22 May 2021 in the presence of Melbourne priests, Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli announced that the Melbourne Archdiocese would be undergoing a radical and wholesale restructure – converting 209 parishes into 50 to 60 Missions. The Archbishop has called this restructure “Take the Way of the Gospel”. The Archbishop’s hope is that the restructure will bring vitality back to our parishes.
“Take the Way of the Gospel” aims to:
- Form current parishes into “families of communities” called “Missions”.
- Base “Missions” on demographic and financial statistics to achieve “effective use of material and ministerial resources”.
- Ask parishes to identify potential Missions over the next 12-18 months, before moving towards a staged establishment of Missions over the next three to five years.
The same content was introduced to the selected representatives of the parishes in May. Christopher (Chris) Long was our representative to this meeting. Our next phase is letting the wider community know of this plan. Chris spoke to us during weekend Masses on 10/11 of July, and stayed back to answer some questions.
Click here to check details of the archdiocesan plan
May the Spirit guide our discernment in this journey to re-imagine our local communities and renew our common mission to proclaim the Gospel in these times. Come, Holy Spirit.
below is the outline of next phase;