The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference recently launched important document Lay Pastoral Ministry 2018 – Faithful Stewards of God’s Grace at the Proclaim Conference in Brisbane.
The document is a foundational resource for those of us involved in Lay Pastoral Ministry and formation here in Australia, and this includes Pastoral Music Ministry. For those who are familiar with Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord from the USCCB, this can be viewed and understood as an Australian equivalent to that helpful and comprehensive document.
Some sections of the document are of particular interest to pastoral musicians:'
P 27 Christian Vocation of Discipleship
P 28 Vocation to Ministry
P 30 Lay Pastoral Ministry
P 34 Discernment and Formation
P 35 Authorisation: Certification and Appointment
As we listen to to what the Spirit is saying, it is important to reflect on the opportunities this document opens up.
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