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Monday 4th September 2017

from 6:30pm
Registration, drinks and nibbles

7:30pm – 9:30pm 
Official welcome and start of conference
– Welcome to Country: Sherry Balcombe from ACM
– Keynote Address: Beauty and belonging: Making space(s) for our yearnings – Maeve Louise Heaney

Tuesday 5th September

Introduction, welcome, prayer

9:30am – 5:30pm (lunch 12:35pm-1:30pm)
– Keynote Address: How should the church respond to a society like ours, at a time like this? – Hugh McKay
– Q & A following Keynote Address
– Keynote Address: Wrestling with the Faith in Times of Scandal:  Why Belonging to the Church Still Matters – Richard Gaillardetz
– Time for reflection
– Workshops
– Update of National Resource for Lay Ministry Guidelines
(Morning tea/lunch/afternoon tea included)

5:30pm – 6:30pm
National Pastoral Planners Network AGM

Wednesday 6th September

Introduction and prayer

9:15am – 5:30pm (lunch 12:50pm-1:45pm)
– Keynote Address: Pope Francis and the Church of Tomorrow – Richard Gaillardetz
– Q & A following Keynote Address
– Keynote Address: Living through the ‘Holy Saturday’ of our Australian Church Experience:  what are the steps towards hope? – Geraldine Doogue
– Time for reflection
– Workshops
(Morning tea/lunch/afternoon tea included)

Conference Mass

Pre-dinner drinks

Conference dinner
including singing group The Pulse

Thursday 7th September

Introduction and prayer

9:15am – 1:00pm
– Keynote Address: Plenary 2020 and the future of the Catholic Church in Australia – Mark Coleridge
– Q & A following Keynote Address
– Panel: Richard Gaillardetz, Mark Coleridge, Maeve Louise Heaney
– Time for reflection
– Closing prayer/ritual
(Morning tea included)

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