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Many Australian Catholics see revitalisation of parishes as essential, in spite of the constraints arising from the falling number of ordained priests. We invite contributions or comments on this matter to, and also on how it should be addressed in the Plenary Council.

The Plenary and the Word of God: A Proposal

Frank Moloney, SDB, Salesian College, Sunbury, Victoria, June 2021

Entering the story of God’s mission: a key to parish renewal

Therese D’Orsa, St Joseph’s Warragul, Victoria, June 2021

Building stronger parishes

Sense of the Faithful Editorial Committee

Webinar on Parish Revitalisation 

The Sense of the Faithful Editorial Committee held a webinar on 5 May 2021 on (1) the role of Parish Lay Leaders in the Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington, New Zealand, and (2) the proposal for a Lay Ecclesial Leader from St Kevin's Parish Lower Templestowe, Melbourne.


If you would like to see a recording of the webinar, please email us at, and tell us why you are interested in the topic. We will send you the information on how to access it.

St Bernard's neighbourhood meals

Len Monk, St Bernard’s Parish, Belmont, Victoria, August 2020

A few thoughts on parish renewal

Vin Underwood, St James Parish, North Brighton, June 2020

How are Catholic parishes faring?

Richard Curtain, St Carthage’s Parish, Parkville, May 2020

What makes St Joseph’s a special parish

John Davies, St Joseph’s Parish, Malvern, May 2020

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