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28 February 2022 by


February 2022 was a busy month for meetings: AMPJP Council, AMPJP Formation committee and CORMSAA. I see a big difference in the agendas and follow-up in AMPJP meetings now in contrast to when I started four years ago. Back then the discussion was often about what to start and how
28 February 2022 by


Two new resources on faith formation for Catholic school communities. The publications, Leading Formation for Mission: A Practical Guide and A Framework for Student Faith Formation in Catholic Schools respond to the national strategic priority of enlivening faith formation and religious education.   Feature image courtesy of NCEC
28 February 2022 by


In mid February 2022, there were two free webinars that explored themes relevant to the 2023 Synod on Synodaility:       Synodality and change Feb 16, 2022 presentation by Elissa Roper. Introduced by Bishop Vincent Long Sponsored by Garratt Publishing One hour recording available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAbi2BdhU54   also  
28 February 2022 by


Summary of AMPJP Council Meeting 09th Feb 2022   1. AMPJP Membership application from Mercy Ministry Companions – With great enthusiasm the Council approved the AMPJP membership application from Mercy Ministry Companions effective as of 01 March 2022.   2. Papers: “MPJPs in Australia” and “The Role of the Canonical
4 February 2022 by


The Bishops of Western Australia, as the Members of Catholic Education Western Australia Limited, have announced the appointment of Ms Eva Skira AM as a Commissioner and Chair‑elect of the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia (CECWA). Eva’s appointment as the Chair of CECWA will take effect from Monday 6
29 January 2022 by


I returned from my Christmas-New Year break on 10 January 2022. Most of the month was spent preparing for meetings in early February 2022. CORMSAA, the AMPJP Formation Committee and the AMPJP Council all needed meeting papers prepared. I find that meeting papers are helpful in reminding me of commitments
29 January 2022 by


The AMPJP  congratulates Very Rev Peter Williams on being awarded a Member of The Order of Australia on 26 January 2022. It is appropriate that the Governor General has recognised his many, varied and significant contributions to the Catholic Institute of Sydney, Diocese of Parramatta, and various Liturgical bodies. The
27 January 2022 by


The AMPJP congratulates Sr Anne Hetherington rsm for her award of an Order of Australia medal on 26 January 2022. The Award citation notes Anne’s many contributions within the Catholic Church which have enriched Australian society. Anne had a key role in the establishment and early growth of Mercy Partners.
27 January 2022 by


Australia Day is complicated for many First Australians, and we have a long way to go before all Australians feel comfortable celebrating Australia Day on January 26, or indeed at all. Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples feel that moving the date would be a starting point for creating
19 January 2022 by


The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC) held its first ever Virtual Spirituality retreat from 21-24 November 2021. The presentations from this retreat each explored and developed concepts including Caring for our Common Home and the path to a better future and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
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