AMPJP Executive Officer’s report on September 2022

30 September 2022 by

AMPJP can be seen as having caught the Spring impulse for growth and fruitfulness.

Early in the month there was a gathering of MPJP Stewards in Sydney. Though small in number, they filled the room with enthusiastic conversation about their role and the possibilities it holds.

In the middle of the month, the AMPJP Council met and progressed through a full agenda. The outcome of the meeting saw new appointments and the commitment to a range of new projects.

At the end of the month, I joined the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council Assembly in Townsville. I hope you will take the time to read my post on this event.

The reflection below by Margaret Silf continues my theme of growth and life.



We belong, not merely to the created order of things,

but in a great web of relationship,

and interconnectedness,

in which every particle is intimately interwoven with every other,

and in which, in some mysterious way,

each particle holds and reflects something of the totality.

This makes a huge difference to the way we live.

Every choice we make,

every response we offer,

every reaction we reveal has an effect on that web of being.

We are made for relationship.

The Wisdom of creation insists on it.

No single creature can disengage from the dance of creation

without jeopardising the eternal beauty of that dance.

We are indeed created to be ‘we’.

To opt for merely being ‘I’ is to opt out of the creative process itself.

It is only in interrelationship that we have our being and our meaning.


“The Way of Wisdom” by Margaret Silf. Quoted by Danny Crosby


New website content:


New content on About MPJPs page:


New content on News page:


New on the Events page:

Featured image: by Lawrie Hallinan