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13 November 2021 by


Father Joe CHA Lifetime Achievement Award 2021 from St John of God Health Care on Vimeo. St John of God Australia Trustee, Dr Parkinson was awarded the CHA 2021 Sr Maria Cunningham Lifetime Contribution Award at the organisation’s national awards ceremony on Thursday (11 November 2021). The award recognises Dr Parkinson’s work over the
1 November 2021 by


Like many members of the Church I made the most of the live streamed events from the first assembly of the Plenary Council. These were about two and half hours a day and then I had the the various external daily podcasts, blogs and videoconference analysis. As a consequence, I
1 November 2021 by


Eva Skira Chair of AMPJP   I am fortunate to be a Member of the Plenary Council (PC) and thus present at the First Assembly 3-10 October 2021. Plenary Council opening The Plenary Council commenced with Mass on Sunday 3 October 2021 in Perth led by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe. I
22 October 2021 by


Mercy Partners Formation produces an annual Prayer Resource for its ministry leaders and their boards. This year they have decided to offer a selection of their Prayer Resources for purchase beyond Mercy Partners’ ministries, in the spirit of sharing the formation load. The cost covers the printing and other presentation
22 October 2021 by


Mercy Ministry Companions is seeking an Executive Officer. This position can be located in Melbourne or Sydney Governed by a Council of Trustee Directors, Mercy Ministry Companions has been recently established by the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea to provide the future governance of
12 October 2021 by


On 10 October 2021, Pope Francis officially commenced the journey towards the October 2023 Synod of Bishops on the theme: “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission”. This theme is explored in a preparatory document. Australian Dioceses will celebrate the beginning of the journey to Synod on 17 October
30 September 2021 by


It seems that even the ordinary months have extraordinary events. The stand-out news of September 2021 was the establishment of Mercy Ministry Companions as the newest MPJP in Australia. On 02 September, AMPJP Chair, Eva Skira and I gave a presentation on governance as part of the Mission: One Heart
30 September 2021 by


The 278 Members of the Plenary Council include two people who also have current MPJP roles. The Eva Skira AM (above) is a Member of the Plenary Council after securing the AMPJP nomination. The AMPJP was offered one place at the Plenary Council. This was appreciated given that Canon law
23 September 2021 by


A new person has joined the Catholic Church. The AMPJP congratulates the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea as they take another step towards establishing their Ministerial Public Juridic Person. The Apostolic See’s Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life has
14 September 2021 by


The AMPJP held its AGM via videoconference on 14 September 2021. The AGM was originally scheduled to take place in Brisbane but was moved online due to COVID-19 travel restriction. A recent change to the AMPJP Constitution allows all Member Representatives the right to choose  to be a Councillor. The
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