Ministry of Governance Week

Ministry of Governance Week

Welcome to the Institute’s inaugural Ministry of Governance week webpage. The program was made up of independent events which were designed to provide opportunities to share and learn about the Ministry of Governance with a particular focus on the transition of our ministries to a PJP.

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Click here to view the recording of the Opening Session

Click here to read the address by Eveline Crotty RSM

Click here for the powerpoint presentation by Lucinda Smith who provided an update on the governance environment

Breaking open the FGWP Report and IPTG Update
Sr Caroline Ryan, Institute Vicar broke open the Final Report of the Future Governance Working Party and provided an update on the work of the Institute PJP Transition Group (IPTG)

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Click here to read the final report 
 IPTG Subcommittees
Ministry Directors and leaders were invited by the IPTG Subcommittees to register for updates in the areas of:

  1. Trustee directors
  2. Structuring and Funding the PJP
  3. Mercy Community Services.


Keynote address
NSW Ageing and Disability Commissioner,  Robert Fitzgerald AM.

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Petitioning for a MPJP
Mary Wright IBVM outlined the process of a petition to the Holy See for a Ministerial PJP.

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Sisters in Governance
Mary also delivered a presentation for Sisters involved or interested in the ministry of governance. A recording of this session has been made available in the Sisters’ area of the website and app.
Learnings from Ministerial PJPs
Adjunct Professor Martin Laverty and Professor Gabrielle McMullen AM presented their paper “Learnings from the Development of New Lay-Led Church Entities in Australia”

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Click here to read the paper

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IPTG Consultative and Closing Session

The IPTG shared two critical questions. Each question was separately explored and discussed in breakout rooms. The Institute Leadership Team closed the program with a session bringing together the issues discussed over the week

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