I extend to you a very warm, personal welcome to Melbourne for the National Pastoral Leaders and Planners Conference, “Vine & Branches: Yearning to Belong”, which this year will take place in Melbourne in the Spring!
The Conference at Rydges on Swanston from 4 to 7 September 2017 is a wonderful opportunity for priests, pastoral associates and pastoral planners to gather in an atmosphere of hope and collaboration, to carry forward the mission of the Church in secular Australia. I thank the organisers and presenters and I hope you will find this a rewarding and fruitful experience which will enrich your ministry in the future.
Welcome to Melbourne in the Spring.
Yours sincerely in Christ,
ARCHBISHOP OF MELBOURNE