We Need a Synodal Church, Not Just an Occasional Synod – SIP at Fitzroy

THE St ANDREW’S HOTEL 128 NICHOLSON STREET FITZROY (was The Pumphouse) The St ANDREW’S HOTEL provides a spacious and comfortable atmosphere. Meals available from 6.00pm –7.30pm. Remember: Support the Pub that supports SIP – Dine at the St Andrew’s!
  •  6 March 2019
     8:00PM - 9:30PM

Prominent among the reforms that Pope Francis has been calling for is his call for a synodal Church where everyone can speak up and everyone listens to one another. Collegiality of the bishops is not enough: we also need synodality where all the People of God are encouraged to contribute and where the sense of the faith of the people is respected, is listened to and influences decision making in the Church.
What would such a Church look like? Why has it not been happening? What are the prospects of it happening soon in Australia?

Fr Noel Connolly SSC , currently a member of the Facilitation Team for the Plenary Council of 2020, is also a lecturer in Missiology at both the Broken Bay Institute and the Catholic Institute of Sydney. Formerly, he was Vicar-General of Columbans world-wide and Director of the Columbans in Australia and New Zealand, with extensive experience in Korea and the Pacific.


St Andrews Hotel, 124 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, Victoria, 3065


St Andrews Hotel provides a spacious and comfortable atmosphere.