3rd -10th May 2018, Bishop Peter Stasiuk attended the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ACBC) at Mary McKillop Place in North Sydney.
This is the 25th year that Bishop Peter has attended this yearly conference. There are various commissions which the bishops staff. The various church ministries of the Catholic Church are in Australia are supervised by the bishops’ commissions. Catholic Health, Education, Employment relations etc. are just an example of the work which is supervised. During his 25 years in the conference, Bishop Peter has served in various commissions. At present he is the vice-chair of Caritas Australia.
- Bishops from Oceania meet
- Clergy Conference in Melbourne
- Winnipeg Archeparchy holds Catechetical Conference
This year Bishop Peter did not stand for any new commissions because he has reached retirement age. There are five Eastern Catholic bishops in the Australian Conference. They all, are actively involved. The Conference this year, in what is seen as a major breakthrough, has elected Bishop Tarabay, the Maronite Eparch, to its permanent committee. It is the overlooking committee which run matters in between conferences.
Bishop Peter found time to visit St. Andrews Church in Lidcombe on Sunday, 6th May. The parish is very active and is engaging its young people.
The altar servers of the parish came out in force. The CYM Sydney organization held their “Apel” on the church grounds. Speaking at the Apel, Bishop Peter advised that times and circumstances have changed. CYM Sydney will have to look at new and challenging ways in which they can remain faithful to their founding principles. He reminded them that they will find strength in working together with all other community organizations.
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