Author: Lawrie Hallinan

31 August 2023 by

Just a couple of weeks into the job, things are moving very quickly. I attended the meeting of the Council of the AMPJP as an observer before starting in the role, and it was interesting to see the breadth of activity covered by the Association, including collaboration with Australian Catholic
15 August 2023 by

 AMPJP audited financial reports Auditors, Pitcher Partners assured the Council the financial reports and practices at AMPJP meet the required standard. The Council authorised the signing of the relevant financial documents in preparation for the AGM.   AMPJP Annual Report The AMPJP Council approved the Annual Report for 2022-2023. It
15 August 2023 by

Australia’s Catholic bishops have called on the nation to seek “a new engagement” with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in their annual Social Justice Statement being launched today. Source: ACBC Media Blog. Since the 1940s, the bishops have published annual statements that urge the Catholic community to reflect and act
30 July 2023 by

For me, July  started in Perth with the final State-based MPJP Canonical Stewards Wisdom Circle for 2023. It amazes me that more MPJP Canonical Stewards don’t attend these gatherings. They are only two hours long, the travel is minimal and most of all the discussion, prayer and networking is rich.
27 July 2023 by

Recently, a small group of people who have commenced in the role of  MPJP Canonical Steward since January 2022 met online. Participants included: Francis Moore (St John of Goad Australia), Beth Gilligan (EREA) and Paul Linossier (Mercy Ministry Companions). The meeting included:   hearing about AMPJP and other resources;  
27 July 2023 by

On 10 July 2023, the Holy See announced the appointment of more than 450 participants to the Synod, including – for the first time – voting members from religious men and women and lay people from around the world.   Of the voting members appointed, more than a
11 July 2023 by

The fourth and final of this years Wisdom Circle gatherings was held in Perth on 05 July 2023. Tony Wheeler attended as alumni and shared his experience of governance at Mercy Care.     Photo:  Frank Cooper (St John of God Australia), Rev Joe Parkinson (St John of God Australia), Tony Wheeler
30 June 2023 by

June is always a busy month. There are the preparations for the usual commitments plus the financial audit, annual report and planning for the AGM-Forum. This year was just a bit busier with advertising of the position of AMPJP Executive Director position. The astute among you will have picked up
24 June 2023 by

A new life in Christ…… Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday Resources, 2 July 2023 Every year, on the first Sunday in July, Catholics come together across Australia to acknowledge and celebrate the gifts of Australia’s First Peoples in the Catholic Church. As we approach the Indigenous Voice to Parliament ,
9 June 2023 by

The past five and half years at AMPJP have been the richest and most rewarding of my working life. The AMPJP Executive Officer/Director is a position with amazing diversity. There are: Complex elements, such as writing meeting papers on topics as: safeguarding and responding to the Plenary Council or The Light
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