ICYMI: Chapel of the Sacred Heart ICYMI: Chapel of the Sacred Heart

ICYMI: Chapel of the Sacred Heart

Thursday 18 June 2020

Communications Office During this time of the pandemic, many of us have undoubtedly been reminded of how easily we can take for granted the people and places we hold dear. From the daily interactions with friends, family and colleagues, or the regular trips to our local park, shop or gym; none of us really imagined we'd be living in isolation for so long. Perhaps unexpectedly, none of us realised just how much we'd miss the ability to visit our local parish and participate in the Eucharist in the company of our fellow parishioners. This Friday (19 June) we celebrate the Solemnity of...

JPC committed to connecting with their community

Thursday 18 June 2020

The origins of the John Pierce Centre (JPC) date back to 1935, when Father John Pierce was appointed as the first Chaplain to the Catholic Deaf Community in Victoria. Since then, the mission of JPC has been inspired by Jesus Christ and the traditions of the Catholic Church, as it seeks to empower all Deaf and Hard of Hearing people and their families within Victoria to live their lives to the full. Recently their community gatherings, a pivotal part of their program offering, were forced to stop overnight due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


You need a team to grow your dream: Structuring for impact

Thursday 18 June 2020

Mission Team

Leadership in twenty-first-century organisations, including parishes, is becoming more and more complex. Factors such as safeguarding, workplace law, declining church attendance, aging leadership and an aggressively secular culture make our traditional model of parish leadership—of the priest who lives alone, ministers alone and makes decisions alone—increasingly untenable and ineffective. This is definitely not how Jesus led. The reality is that the skill set of any one person, on its own, is inadequate. To achieve fruitful parishes, we need to work in teams.