01 Sep 2015

Laity forum

The Southern Cross newspaper – September 2015

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Julie Trinidad, lecturer in Catholic Studies at the University of South Australia will outline the Second Vatican Council’s vision for lay leadership at the third series of Forums in Learning and Dialogue, to be held on Thursday September 10.

One of the key directions set by the Council (1962-1965) was its commitment to the leadership of lay people within the spheres of both Church and society. Ms Trinidad will point out how there is still work to be done on its implementation.

In response, chair of the New Directions Task force and former Labor Government minister Mr Greg Crafter will reflect on his own faith and work, and his call to lay Christian leadership.

Following the visit of Fr David Couturier OFM in September 2014 and the subsequent recommendations he prepared for Archbishop Wilson, a range of initiatives focusing on the pastoral renewal of the Archdiocese, collectively referred to as New Directions, have commenced. The Forums for Learning and Dialogue, which commenced in April, are part of the New Directions program and provide an opportunity to gather, to listen and to engage in dialogue.

The forum will be held at Croydon Park Catholic Parish Hall, 286 Torrens Road, (15 minutes from the CBD) from 6-8pm with finger food served at 6pm.

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