From 3 – 10 October, the Church in Australia will commence its fifth Plenary Council – the first in 84 years. 279 members will begin a process of dialogue focusing on 6 themes that were developed from the responses of over 220,000 people.

Key moments during the First General Assembly of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia will be live-streamed between October 3 and 10. They will include daily Masses, morning prayer for Plenary Council members and sharing of the fruits of discernment. Visit the Plenary Council website at for a calendar of live-streams during the Assembly.

Masses will be livestreamed. Opening mass this Sunday Oct 3, 2pm weekday masses are 9.30am, and the closing Mass 11am, Sunday Oct 10. Bishop Brian Mascord will celebrate Mass on 8 October at 10am.
The clergy members from the Diocese of Wollongong are: Most Rev Brian G Mascord DD, Very Rev Bernard L Gordon VG, Very Rev Kenneth Cafe OFM EV, Very Rev Sean Cullen PP EV.
The Tuesday Evening Diocesan Prayer Seminar series where we will pray for the Council members can be accessed via