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Colloquiums on The Francis Effect: Living the Joy of the Gospel are still available this year.

We will be developing new content as a response to Pope Francis' yet to the released Encyclical on the Environment.



What will you learn?

The day's content is focused on Pope Francis' new vision of leadership, based on stewardship and collaborative engagement rather than control and command. In 'The Francis Effect,' the authors refer to Pope Francis as a 'deeply spiritual and redeemed leader' and in the discussions on the day we will explore the pastoral leadership style, humility and brotherly discourse that have endeared Pope Francis to millionsand importantly how we too, can live the 'Joy of the Gospel' in this same way.

At this event, you will learn about the refreshing vision of Pope Francis and be challenged by how we are called to respond.

Who should come?

This is a unique opportunity for leaders within the Church and all those passionate about mission and evangelisation to explore the blue print set out by Pope Francis and recalibrate the purpose and direction of your own community or organisation.

Ideally this day is suited to those involved in mission, whether in pastoral, education, health, Indigenous ministries or parish leadership. Pope Francis' exhortation provides us with a vision of mission which will enable, encourage and enthuse us.

 

 

Brisbane Colloquium

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Thank you for attending the Brisbane colloquium ‘The Francis Effect: Living the Joy of the Gospel.’ We were enriched by the wisdom and experience of local leaders, by learning more about the vision and style of leadership which Pope Francis encourages for our Church and how each of us are called to live the Joy of the Gospel and lead mission in our communities, our workplaces and our lives.

Event Program


8:30am         Arrival and registration


9:00am         Acknowledgement of Country and Opening Prayer

9:15am         Keynote Address:
                       Father Noel Connolly SSC - The Francis Effect: A Theology of Leadership for Mission

10:30am       Morning Tea

11:00am       Living and Leading Mission:Practitioners Panel & Discussions
  • Allison Stone, Deputy Principal, Mount Alvernia College
  • Michael Crutcher, Chief Executive Officer, 55 comms (former editor Courier Mail)
  • Sr Kari Hatherell, Mission Team Leader, Evangelisation Brisbane
  • Mark Lysaght, National Campus Ministry Manager, Australian Catholic University

1:00pm         Lunch


2:00pm         Implementation Workshop – Where to from here?

  • A facilitated process of small group discussion focused on using the ideas from today’s program and Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Living the Joy of the Gospel.
  • How can we take the learning from today and use it in our own context?
  • What is working and can improve?
  • What needs improving and how can we do that?
  • What is ‘The Francis Effect’ on myself and my community as a result of today’s program?

3:00pm        Address from Most Reverend Mark Coleridge, Archbishop of Brisbane


4:00pm         Commissioning and Closing Prayer


4:30pm         Program Close

 

Event Speakers


Father Noel Connolly, Head of Mission Studies, Columban Mission Institute, Broken Bay Institute and Catholic Institute of Sydney.

Father Noel Connolly is a Columban missionary priest. Noel worked in Korea and was Rector of the Pacific Mission Institute, Turramurra, Vicar General of the Columban’s throughout the world (based in Ireland) and Director of the Columban’s in Australia and New Zealand. He is head of Mission Studies at the Columban Mission Institute in Strathfield, and Broken Bay Institute in Pennant Hills. He also lectures in mission and culture at the Catholic Institute of Sydney. He is the Chair of Catholic Religious Australia’s Mission Network (AMN). Besides mission, Noel’s major interest is in our growing multicultural Australian church.

 


Mr Mark Lysaght, Campus Ministry Manager, Australian Catholic University

Mark Lysaght is Campus Ministry Manager for Australian Catholic University located on the Brisbane Campus and holds a degree in Social Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Ministry. Over a period of 20 years Mark has a built up a wealth of experience in a raft of business, Church and community-based contexts across a broad social and cultural strata. These include working with youth, young adults and adults in faith formation education, leadership formation, developing and managing major events, recruitment, mentoring, pastoral care, overseeing liturgy and prayer, social justice, and evangelisation. Mark is married to Nikki Lysaght who is Assistant Principal, Religious Education for Brisbane Catholic Education and they have three children Kaiya, Xavier and Bella.



Ms Alison Stone, Deputy Principal, Mission and Outreach, Mt Alvernia College, Archdiocese of Brisbane

Alison Stone is the Deputy Principal Mission and Outreach at Mt Alvernia College, Brisbane. As a Catholic College in the Franciscan tradition Alison's role sees her active in making the Franciscan Way come to life. She works across the whole college community to ensure the ongoing spiritual formation of all members informing staff, students, and their carers about Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation issues and how to respond to them, along with managing various outreach and justice programs on their behalf. Alison's professional background is in the creative industries having taught and coordinated Creative Arts and Religious Studies in secondary schools in Queensland for 33 years. She has also been responsible for Liturgy and Service programmes in schools. Alison is a committee member of Franciscan Schools Australia, has served for five years on the ASREAP organizing committee and has recently been one of the RI school representatives on the Catholic Education Week Committee. Alison has a Master of Education, Bachelor of Education, Graduate Diploma in Communication and Diploma of Teaching.

 

 

Sydney Colloquium

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Thank you for attending the Sydney colloquium ‘The Francis Effect: Living the Joy of the Gospel.’ We were enriched by the wisdom and experience of local leaders, by learning more about the vision and style of leadership which Pope Francis encourages for our Church and how each of us are called to live the Joy of the Gospel and lead mission in our communities, our workplaces and our lives. The presenters have kindly made their materials available and you can download them using the links provided below.

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You can download The Francis Effect Colloquium program for the day including the prayers and songs HERE.

Event Program


8:30am         Arrival and registration


9:00am         Acknowledgement of Country and Opening Prayer

9:15am         Keynote Address:
                       Father Noel Connolly SSC - The Francis Effect: A Theology of Leadership for Mission

10:30am       Morning Tea

11:00am       Living and Leading Mission:Practitioners Presentations & Discussions
  • Mrs Carolyn Parsell, Principal, St Joachim’s Catholic Primary School
  • Mr Michael Perusco, NSW CEO, St Vincent de Paul Society
  • Mr Daniel Ang, Director of Pastoral Planning, Diocese of Parramatta
  • Mrs Sinead Kent, Family Educator & Mrs Marguerite Martin, Pastoral Associate, St Vincent's Parish Ashfield, Archdiocese of Sydney

1:00pm         Lunch


2:00pm         Implementation Workshop – Where to from here?

  • A facilitated process of small group discussion focused on using the ideas from today’s program and Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Living the Joy of the Gospel.
  • How can we take the learning from today and use it in our own context?
  • What is working and can improve?
  • What needs improving and how can we do that?
  • What is ‘The Francis Effect’ on myself and my community as a result of today’s program?

4:00pm         Commissioning and Closing Prayer


4:30pm         Program Close

Event Speakers


Father Noel Connolly, Head of Mission Studies, Columban Mission Institute, Broken Bay Institute and Catholic Institute of Sydney.

Father Noel Connolly is a Columban missionary priest. Noel worked in Korea and was Rector of the Pacific Mission Institute, Turramurra, Vicar General of the Columban’s throughout the world (based in Ireland) and Director of the Columban’s in Australia and New Zealand. He is head of Mission Studies at the Columban Mission Institute in Strathfield, and Broken Bay Institute in Pennant Hills. He also lectures in mission and culture at the Catholic Institute of Sydney. He is the Chair of Catholic Religious Australia’s Mission Network (AMN). Besides mission, Noel’s major interest is in our growing multicultural Australian church.


Mrs Carolyn Parsell, Principal, St Joachim’s Catholic Primary School, Lidcombe

The teaching staff of St Joachim’s Lidcombe plays an integral part in the leadership of our school and has a key role in policy and program development and evaluation.
As a school community, we embrace a collaborative model of teaching and learning which extends to all aspects of our school life. We encourage our students to share in the leadership of the school and invite them to shape their own learning and to lead by example in daily school life.
We believe in and welcome a strong partnership with parents, the parish and wider community to inspire our students to make Jesus real in our world. Students, staff, parents and visitors are very welcome to our school community.  It is a great privilege to be the Principal of this wonderful school at The Francis Effect Colloquium you will gain an insight into what makes St Joachim’s Lidcombe such a positive and dynamic place.

You can view Mrs Parsell's presentation from the Colloquium HERE.


Mr Michael Perusco, NSW CEO, St Vincent de Paul Society

Michael Perusco was appointed Chief Executive Officer for the NSW St Vincent de Paul Society in 2012. Prior to joining the Society Michael had a mix of experience in the corporate, community and government sectors. Michael was recently appointed to the Federal Government's Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Board. His experience includes nine years as CEO of Sacred Heart Mission, a Victorian organisation that works with people experiencing homelessness. During this period he was also Chairperson of the Council to Homeless Persons, served on the Council of Catholic Social Services Victoria and as Chairperson of Australians for Affordable Housing. He has worked in the commercial sector and at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet where he was responsible for a range of social policy areas including the social inclusion and not-for-profit reform agendas.


Mr Daniel Ang, Director of Pastoral Planning, Diocese of Parramatta

Daniel Ang is Director of Pastoral Planning for the Diocese of Parramatta. With Bishop Anthony Fisher OP, he was co-author and coordinator of the Parramatta pastoral plan Faith in Our Future and now oversees the implementation of its initiatives in a parish and diocesan context. He teaches ecclesiology and ministry at the Parramatta Institute for Mission and holds a Bachelor of Arts/Commerce from the University of Sydney and Master of Divinity from the Sydney College of Divinity. Daniel is an executive member of the National Pastoral Planners Network and has published articles in a number of peer reviewed journals in the areas of ecclesiology and pastoral theology. Daniel is married and has a beautiful baby son.

You can read Mr Ang's presentation from the Colloquium HERE.

Melbourne Colloquium

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Thank you for attending the Melbourne colloquium ‘The Francis Effect: Living the Joy of the Gospel’. We were enriched by the wisdom and experience of local leaders, by learning more about the vision and style of leadership which Pope Francis encourages for our Church and how each of us are called to live the Joy of the Gospel and lead mission in our communities, our workplaces and our lives. The presenters have kindly made their materials available and you can download them using the links provided below.

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Event Program


8:30am         Arrival and registration


9:00am         Acknowledgement of Country and Opening Prayer

9:15am         Keynote Address:
                       Father Noel Connolly SSC - The Francis Effect: A Theology of Leadership for Mission

10:30am       Morning Tea

11:00am       Living and Leading Mission:Practitioners Presentations & Discussions
  • Father Noel Brady, Parish Priest, Resurrection Parish, Kings Park
  • Father Abel Van der Veer and pastoral team, St Josephs Parish, South Yarra
  • Mr Michael Cashman and Father David Leary, Social Services Sector
  • Doctor Lisa Connell, Director of Mission, Calvary Silver Circle

1:00pm         Lunch


2:00pm         Implementation Workshop – Where to from here?

  • A facilitated process of small group discussion focused on using the ideas from today’s program and Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Living the Joy of the Gospel.
  • How can we take the learning from today and use it in our own context?
  • What is working and can improve?
  • What needs improving and how can we do that?
  • What is ‘The Francis Effect’ on myself and my community as a result of today’s program?

4:00pm         Commissioning and Closing Prayer


4:30pm         Program Close

 

Event Speakers


Father Noel Connolly, Head of Mission Studies, Columban Mission Institute, Broken Bay Institute and Catholic Institute of Sydney.

Father Noel Connolly is a Columban missionary priest. Noel worked in Korea and was Rector of the Pacific Mission Institute, Turramurra, Vicar General of the Columban’s throughout the world (based in Ireland) and Director of the Columban’s in Australia and New Zealand. He is head of Mission Studies at the Columban Mission Institute in Strathfield, and Broken Bay Institute in Pennant Hills. He also lectures in mission and culture at the Catholic Institute of Sydney. He is the Chair of Catholic Religious Australia’s Mission Network (AMN). Besides mission, Noel’s major interest is in our growing multicultural Australian church.


Father Noel Brady, Parish Priest, Resurrection Parish King’s Park.

Before Father Noel was ordained at the age of 49, he wore different hats. He was Personnel Officer at a printing company, a hotel keeper, a newsagent and a real estate agent. All connected to football clubs - an administrator, secretary, promotions officer, and a CEO. His last job before becoming a priest was finishing up on the rails at Flemington as a bookmaker! He attended seminary overseas completing a Bachelor of Arts in Milwaukee and a Master of Divinity from Sacred Heart School of Theology in Tucson (cum laude). He has been at Resurrection parish for almost sixteen years. It has ten choirs, and approximately 500 parishioners engaged in at least one Ministry. People are engaged and meetings well attended. On one night the parish meeting hosted around 180 parishioners. Parishioners identify Resurrection as “their” parish as somebody once said, “We are lucky to have you and you’re lucky to have us.”

View Father Brady's presentation from the Colloquium here.


Father Abel Van der Veer, Parish Priest, St Joseph’s Parish, South Yarra.

The Parish of South Yarra has been in the hands of the Augustinian Fathers for the past thirty-eight years. During that time it has evolved into a close knit community with an all-embracing spirit of welcome. The people of the Catholic Parish of South Yarra commit ourselves to the following vision and strive to make it real in our daily lives: to be a vibrant and welcoming Church community of mutual care and support sustained by the Gospel. As an expression of our social concern, we walk with people who are marginalised and alienatedour faith in action. We are responsive to, and engaged with, the needs and issues of our times. The Augustinians and their parishioners happily, some might even say eagerly, share a variety of Parish buildings including the Churches of St. Joseph’s and St. Thomas Aquinas with a diverse range of people from all across Melbourne.

You can view Father Van der Veer's presentation from the Colloquium here.

You can read Father Van der Veer's notes from his presentation here.


Doctor Lisa Connell, Director of Mission, Calvary Silver Circle.

Doctor Connell is currently Director of Mission at Calvary Silver Circle, a National Catholic health care organisation that provides support services to enable people to live as they choose in the community. Lisa's background in critical care, emergency, remote area nursing and education has led to her involvement in education and development programmes in countries such as Papua New Guinea, Uganda, Iraq and Afghanistan. Her ongoing education has included a Masters of Public Advocacy and a PhD on human-trafficking in Australia. Lisa's responsibility is to promote the mission and core values of LCMHC and Calvary Silver Circle, enabling staff to do likewise in continuing the traditions of the Sisters of Little Company of Mary in 'Being for Others'.

You can view Dr Connell's presentation from the Colloquium here.

You can read Dr Connell's notes from her presentation here.


Father David Leary, OFM, CatholicCare, Melbourne.

Father David Leary is the team leader of the Asylum Seeker Support Program at CatholicCare in the Archdiocese of Melbourne. He is also a Franciscan Friar. Previously, David was the Director of the Come In Youth Resource Centre at St Francis Social Services; a counselling service and youth centre located at Paddington in Sydney. He worked at the Centre in a variety of roles from 1978 to 2010 including being a counsellor at the Centre. He has been at CatholicCare in Melbourne, since 2011. David's primary degree is theology and philosophy. He holds a Masters degree in Counselling and a Doctorate (PhD) in the vulnerability, connectivity and resilience in marginalised adolescent males. David has experience at providing clinical consultation and group supervision to counsellors at government and non-government agencies. He has lectured at the Institute of Counselling, Macquarie University and in the Master of Counselling program at Australian Catholic University. He has researched and written on the topics of homelessness, youth suicide, HIV, confidentiality and ethics, youth work and AOD issues, resilience and adolescent counselling. He is currently an honorary fellow at the Australian Catholic University and a research associate at the University of Divinity.


Mr Michael Cashman, St Vincent De Paul.

In his early life, Michael was a part of the Young Christian Workers Association. His working life was first as an apprentice in Broken Hill Mines in New South Wales. After that for twenty-seven years, he was a National Union official clerk and worked with workers engaged in Christian Social Justice. He then joined Saint Vincent De Paul and held various positions such as Conference President (Dandenong Region); Regional President (South East Melbourne Southern Central Council). He is President South East Melbourne of the SVDP project aimed at assisting asylum seekers and refugees.

Maitland-Newcastle Colloquium

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Bishop Bill WrightThe one-day Maitland-Newcastle diocesan colloquium ‘The Francis Effect: Living the Joy of the Gospel’ promises to be a unique opportunity to engage with the wisdom and experience of local leaders, while learning more about the vision and style of leadership which Pope Francis encourages for our Church and how each of us are called to live the 'Joy of the Gospel' and lead mission in our communities, our workplaces and our lives.

Bishop Bill Wright warmly invites you to register today and join us for this significant event.

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DATE: Tuesday 5 August 2014

TIME: 8.30am – 4.30pm

VENUE: Merewether Surfhouse, Henderson Parade, Merewether NSW 2291 (see website for all location details http://www.surfhouse.com.au)

REGISTRATION FEE: $30 - discounted thanks to our sponsor David Lloyd Funerals

CONTACT: Barry Urwin, Diocesan Director, Catholic Mission Maitland-Newcastle -
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Event Program


8:30am         Arrival and Registration (tea and coffee available)


9:00am         Acknowledgement of Country and Opening Prayer – Rev. Fr Brian Mascord VG
                       Welcome Address: Bishop Bill Wright DD

9:30am         Keynote Address: 'Mission Governance and Executive Leadership – living and
                       leading the Joy of the Gospel
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                       Ms Julie Morgan, Corporate Development Manager and Lecturer, Executive
                       Education, Australian Catholic University

10:30am       Morning Tea

11:00am       Personal Reflection Workshop
                        Facilitator – Mr Barry Urwin, Diocesan Director, Catholic Mission Maitland-Newcastle
  • Facilitated small group discussions to examine how we can personally engage with the inspiration of Evangelii Gaudium as guided by the ideas presented in the morning

12:00pm       Lunch

1:00pm         Practitioners' Presentations – Sharing the Mission and Vision
                       
Facilitator – Teresa Brierley, Vice Chancellor of Pastoral Ministries, Diocese of
                        Maitland-Newcastle

  • A number of engaging presentations by leaders from Maitland-Newcastle diocesan organisations, including the Catholic Schools Office, CatholicCare and, importantly, parish-based ministry
  • Small group discussions to engage with the insights and challenges presented by each speaker

2:30pm         Afternoon Tea


3:00pm         Occupational Reflection Workshop
                        Facilitator: Lana Turvey, Program Manager – Mission Formation, Catholic Mission

  • A facilitated process of small group discussion focused on using ideas from the day and Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, exploring how we lead, manage and engage people in our workplaces, organisations and church communities
  • How is today's content relevant to our own professional context?
  • What are we challenged by in today's presentations? How are we affirmed?
  • How can we respond to these challenges, re-imagine our future and take this forward?

4:15pm         Closing Prayer and Commissioning - Bishop Bill Wright DD


4:30pm         Program Close

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Event Speakers

JulieJulie Morgan, Corporate Development Manager and Lecturer, Executive Education, Australian Catholic University.

Julie Morgan is a member of the Australian Catholic University's Executive Education team and teaches within the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy's postgraduate leadership programs. Julie has most recently been employed in the health sector as Group Manager Social Justice—Policy and Practice for St Vincent's Health Australia. She has also worked as a management consultant to the not-for-profit sector and as a lecturer in theology and ethics at the Broken Bay Institute.

Julie has worked extensively throughout South-East Asia in the delivery of leadership development, human rights education and peace-building training. Julie's executive leadership experience includes working as the Deputy National Director of Caritas Australia and the Regional Director of the Asia Pacific for Franciscans International. Julie has written extensively in the areas of peace-building, Scripture and social justice for both Australian and international publications. In 2002 Julie's work in international peace-building was formally recognised by the Prime Minister of Australia John Howard.

 


lanaLana Turvey, National Program Manager, Mission Formation and Professional Development, Catholic Mission.

Lana Turvey is the National Program Manager for Mission Formation and Professional Development at Catholic Mission. She has studied in the areas of mission, theology and Church, and holds bachelor degrees in commerce and arts and a master's degree in development and human rights.

Lana has worked with Catholic Mission since 2007, initially as the Diocesan Director for Sydney Archdiocese and Broken Bay Diocese, then with the national team in Zambia, and now with the national team in Australia. Prior to joining Catholic Mission, Lana worked with corporate businesses and their executive teams on leadership, implementation of vision, values and organisational culture. She has lived and worked in Zambia, Peru, Timor-Leste and Japan.

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