TAKE THE WAY OF THE GOSPEL
REGIONAL PARISH CONSULTATIONS
On the feast of Pentecost 2021, Archbishop Peter A Comensoli invited us on a journey of reimagining our local Church in Melbourne as a series of ‘mission communities’. In the face of many challenges, this invitation, called Take the Way of the Gospel, asks us to be open to how we might reframe our current way of doing things so as to proclaim the Gospel anew today.
Over the course of 2023 series of Regional Consultations commenced in parishes across the Archdiocese as part of the Take the Way of the Gospel process.
The following reports are the result of these consultations so far, which invited and called our clergy and lay leaders to listen, learn and walk together. We invite you to read the documents for yourself, to see what the emerging themes were and to pray for your local communities of grace in Melbourne, reflecting on how we might take up the call of Pope Francis—the call of our baptism and of the Gospel—to become ‘protagonists of the mission’ in our own time and place.