Melbourne NCP Convention
Our recent convention was booked out, and participants from across Australia returned home with a strong sense of being filled with good things.
Our key note speaker Massimo Faggioli presented three extraordinary explanations on the pulse of the Church today in the pontificate of Pope Francis.
With a remarkable grasp of history, together with his expertise in political science, the analysis of Councils, Pontificates and Synods came to life in a dynamic way. The conversation in general forum after each of these presentations was rich and insightful.
The voice of women in the church was given more than a token hearing and the women’s team felt honored to make their own contribution.
Word from the break out groups where participants followed up their own particular pastoral interests was very positive.
The gatherings for prayer were particularly helpful. Certainly the voice of priests in song will be a happy memory.
Archbishop Denis Hart led the final Eucharist and joined us at table for the meal.
The convention dinner provided a very happy celebration.
The Melbourne team that shaped the convention is proud of these great days together in sharing, listening and celebrating.
Finally a word of deep appreciation to Sally Heath and Chris Moore for their energetic eye for detail that gave the convention its excellent outcomes.
Melbourne 2016 Convention Planning Committee