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Brisbane Archbishop releases major planning document

Archbishop John Bathersby has released a major document on the future direction of his Brisbane archdiocese, following his Synod Promulgation in 2003.

The Catholic Leader reports that the archbishop launched the document, titled Let Your Light Shine, at a ceremony yesterday in the city's St Stephen's Chapel.

He said it "provides a practical planning focus for our efforts to be a vibrant and evangelising local Church".

It is a response to the archbishop's request to the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council (APC) for a document to assist him and the Council of Priests 'to take forward the Jesus Communion Mission vision [of the synod] and the nine archdiocesan priorities', which flowed from last year's archdiocesan synod.

The aim was to draw together all the planning initiatives necessary to implement the synod outcomes.

Archbishop Bathersby said Let Your Light Shine is primarily for leaders and those who work with them, 'enlivening the life and mission of our Catholic parishes, deaneries, groups and institutions'.

Let Your Light Shine is to be implemented over the next seven years with a review of its progress in 2008.

Lighting the way (Catholic Leader 1/8/04)

Let Your Light Shine website
Archdiocese of Brisbane
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Youth make presence felt at Brisbane Synod (CathNews 9/5/03)

29 Jul 2004