The Missionary Sisters of Service are praying for all participating in the First General Assembly of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia, which begins today on 3 October (concluding on 10 October). Archbishop of Perth Timothy Costelloe SDB, the President of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia, celebrated the Opening Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral in Perth for the first such gathering in Australia for 84 years. Read the homily, here.
We especially pray for our congregational leader, Stancea Vichie MSS, who has been part of the process and continues to be one of the participating members.
We pray that this historic event will develop concrete proposals to create a more missionary, Christ-centred Church in Australia. May we take up Jesus’ invitation to surrender ourselves fully in trust and hope as we prayerfully discern where the Holy Spirit is calling us!
Come Holy Spirit, Come!
Please continue to keep Stancea and all in your prayers.
How to tune into the Plenary Council from 3-10 October
You can watch a replay of the Opening Mass. Tune into the daily Masses from 9.30am (AEDT) and the open sessions from 11am-12.15pm daily (bar Thursday) at the Plenary Council website here or via (click on any of the following platforms):
Tip: If experiencing any troubles with the website to access the livestream, use the other links above!