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Australasian Catholic Press Association Conference
September 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - September 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Go, Rebuild My House
‘A community is that much stronger if it is cohesive and supportive, if it is animated by feelings of trust, and pursues common objectives. The community as a network of solidarity requires mutual listening and dialogue.’ Pope Francis’ World Communications Day Message, 2019.
In the wake of the Royal Commission, and in the lead-up to the 2020 Plenary Council in Australia, this year’s ACPA conference in Bathurst seeks to engage members in a conversation about the future of our Church. Just what is our mission as members of the Catholic media, and as followers of Christ, today?
The conference program will look at where the Church can continue to offer prophetic leadership in the world, energised by participation in God’s mission of justice and reconciliation. We’ll also explore some of the challenges our Church faces, and the role of the Catholic media in engaging our community in developing ways forward for the Church.
Our venue for the conference is Rydges, Bathurst positioned on the famous Mount Panorama racetrack, along side Conrod Straight. Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. It is a city of contrasts; constantly evolving. Heritage-listed buildings and rich history fuse with world-class museums and galleries. Spectacular natural wonders co-exist with a modern cultural landscape. It is a dynamic and evolving regional city that’s full of authentic charm and heart. Our conference will include visits to Mayfield Gardens, Australia’s largest privately-owned cool climate garden, as well as the Josephite Conference and Heritage Centre at Perthville. Our conference dinner will be held at the beautiful Keystone, est. 1889.