National Pastoral Planners Network

The NPPN Executive serves the National Pastoral Planners Network whose purpose is to promote and strengthen a culture of planning for mission and evangelisation within the Catholic Church in Oceania. We engage pastoral research and best practices in church growth to offer experience, knowledge, resources and processes that enable dioceses and parishes to advance the mission of Jesus Christ under the guidance of the Spirit.

Message from the new Chair of the NPPN

(excerpt from Spirit Work Spring 2015)   As the newly-elected Chair of the NPPN, it is a privilege to serve the network and its members and, by our work, the … Continue reading

4 May, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Word from our Chair (Winter 2014)

For many years I was chaplain at Monash Hospital in Melbourne. It is a large public hospital with an extensive emergency care, coronary care and intensive care wards, plus a … Continue reading

26 September, 2014 · Leave a Comment

The Auckland Diocese launches its Diocesan Pastoral Plan

The Auckland Diocese launched its Diocesan Pastoral Plan for the next five years, Fit for Mission (Takatu Ki Te Mau I Te Rongo Pai) on Pentecost Sunday 2014. The plan … Continue reading

26 September, 2014 · Leave a Comment

News from the Archdiocese of Adelaide

Planning with Parish Pastoral Councils Pastoral planning happens at many levels and in various ways in the Archdiocese of Adelaide. At the local level, parish pastoral councils (PPCs) are encouraged … Continue reading

26 September, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Faith in Our Future grows

Since the launch of our Diocesan Pastoral Plan in Parramatta, our Pastoral Planning Office has been focused on supporting parishes and their leaders in familiarising themselves with the new pastoral … Continue reading

26 September, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Tribute to Our Colleague and Friend Chris Ehler

In June 2014 our colleague, friend and executive member of the NPPN, Chris Ehler, informed us that he would be finishing up in his role as Project Officer on the … Continue reading

26 September, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Update from the Broken Bay Diocese

Pastoral life certainly does not slow down whilst the Diocese of Broken Bay awaits the appointment of a new bishop. Recent developments in the diocese include the completion of a … Continue reading

26 September, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Tribute to Bishop Michael Putney

The National Pastoral Planning Network remembers with great affection and thanksgiving Bishop Michael Putney of the Diocese of Townsville who died in March of this year. Bishop Michael was a … Continue reading

26 September, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Michael McCarthy

On the 29 May, 2014, Michael McCarthy was ordained as Bishop of Rockhampton in St Joseph’s Cathedral, Rockhampton. On news of his appointment, then Bishop-elect McCarthy responded, “I am humbled … Continue reading

26 September, 2014 · Leave a Comment

New Resource for Pastoral Planning: ACMO

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s Pastoral Research Office (PRO) has a mandate to assist the Catholic Church in Australia at all levels in understanding the cultural, social and personal dimensions … Continue reading

26 September, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Life, Ethics and Faith in Australian Society

Members of the National Pastoral Planning Network will find the recent publication from Christian Research Australia (CRA), Life, Ethics and Faith in Australian Society: Facts and Figures an invaluable source … Continue reading

26 September, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Resource Review: Becoming Catholic

This resource review is provided by Garrett Publishing Years in the making, and responding to the specific needs of Australian Catholic parishes and schools, the Becoming Catholic sacramental program has … Continue reading

26 September, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Word from our Chair (Spring 2014)

Welcome to the Spring edition of the NPPN Newsletter, SpiritWork. When I went to Brisbane for the first meeting of the new NPPN executive, my intention was to sit nearest … Continue reading

15 October, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Overview of Conference 2013

65 delegates from 27 dioceses and organisations around Australia attended the 2013 NPPN biennial conference held at the Mantra Legends, on the Gold Coast, between 28-31 May, 2013. Entitled One … Continue reading

15 October, 2013 · Leave a Comment