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Plenary 2020 Listening & Dialogue Encounter

with the LGBTIQA+ Community


The Catholic LGBTIQA+ community is invited to a Plenary Council 2020 Listening and Dialogue session.

A Plenary Council is a formal meeting of the bishops and other representatives of all the dioceses and eparchies of the Catholic Church in Australia. Its purpose is to discern what God is asking of us in Australia at this present time. While the church should be asking that question continually, a Plenary Council is a particularly graced instrument for seeking the Holy Spirit’s guidance. What is discussed and determined by the Plenary Council will be based on a long listening to the Holy Spirit speaking through the voices of people from around Australia. This process of discernment makes the Plenary Council 2020 different from the last one in 1937, as everyone now has a chance to participate and to express whatever the Spirit is saying to them in their heart.

The session will be facilitated by Kevin Meese (Catholic Mission) and Mary Ryan (Archbishop’s Office for Evangelisation). Other key collaborators include Ro Allen (Victorian Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality), Kaye Bradshaw (Collective Impact), Teresa Ma (Acceptance Melbourne), Bishop Mark Edwards OMI (Auxiliary bishop of Melbourne) and Fr Kevin McGovern (St Cecilia’s Parish, Camberwell South).


Wednesday 6 February, 2019


6.00pm - Arrival and light refreshments

8.30pm - Session concludes




Contact Details

For assistance with registration or the Trybooking process, please contact:

Suzanne Hermon

Archbishop's Office for Evangelisation

9926 5761


What information will I need to complete my Trybooking registration?
  • Name of each person to be registered
  • Dietary requirements for each registrant