The four-year journey of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia will reach the second – and final – assembly this coming week. At the assembly, the 277 Council Members will consider the motions that
have emerged from that national journey, with the goal of renewing the life and mission of the Church in
Australia. The key document that will guide the work of the second assembly is the Framework for
Motions, which was published in early June. It contains about 30 motions that all Council Members
will discern and vote on. The outcome of the votes will be announced during the assembly. There will be
daily content produced during the second assembly that can be found on the Plenary Council’s news
page and on the Facebook page.
All Masses during the second assembly will be livestreamed. The opening session each day from 4 July to 8 July will also be livestreamed.
The Plenary Council continues to be a journey for the whole Church in Australia. A message wall is being
placed at the entry to the assembly venue, allowing Members to read what people around the country are
saying to them – their prayers, their hopes, their words of support. Please pray for the success of the