WelCom December 2023
Every year in November, the archdiocesan Canonical Bodies meet with the archbishop to share reports about the year passed, and their vision and strategies for the year ahead. They include the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council (APC), the Board of Administration, the Council of Priests, and the Directors of the Archdiocese.
This year’s meeting on 18 November marked several new beginnings over the past few months, including welcoming to the archdiocese of Archbishop Paul Martin sm, General Manager Reuben Norris, Finance Director Roshan Abeyesundere, the newly formed Council of Priests as well as several new members of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council. Together, the groups looked at how to continue to support our Church in mission, in a spirit of synodality and stewardship.
The previous day, Archbishop Paul and the APC visited St Joseph’s Parish in Levin. At a gathering with over 40 parishioners, they learnt of the many and varied ministries that keep this parish vibrant in its liturgies and active in the community. The gathering concluded with a time of synodal listening in small groups. Looking ahead, the APC members hope to visit other parishes and continue to find new ways of living synodality in our local Church.