Lessons from the Long Paddock.

13th March 2017

Dear Most Reverend Christopher C Prowse DD STD,

I write to ask your support in promoting a Diocesan initiative which I am very keen for you to know about.

Lessons from the Long Paddock is an online econference event being offered from June 6th 2017 via our Diocesan website.

For many people, experience of Catholic faith and life is challenging. In the light of recent times and challenges, the need for us support others to reflect and think again about ‘who we are’ and ‘what matters to us’ is very clear and urgent. You might feel, as I do, that the current climate draws us to draw others to return to the experience of God, to the reality of Christ and to the capacity we all have to find spiritual strength again, not only in our sacramental tradition, but in our ordinary lives.

I think, as Church, we need to help all our people to engage in a process of conversion. We need to help our people turn back to the spiritual foundations which underpin all we do and rediscover the radical faith and fidelity of Jesus. We can do this, in part, by supporting them to listen anew to the Good News of our stories of faith and by listening to experiences of the Divine in our ordinary lives.

In this context, and with a desire to do all we can to initiate ongoing formative and restorative conversations, the Diocese of Wilcannia- Forbes is offering an econference online event which will be accessed via our own Diocesan website called:

Lessons from the Long Paddock.
To be launched on Tuesday June 6th at 9am.

Interested people can go to our website to register or to our Facebook page for more information.
This online event opens the conversation for many people who are curious about what the experience of faith might actually feel like from both a traditionally Catholic perspective and from the perspective of the ordinary lives of good people who seek meaning and purpose but who are yet to be exposed to our tradition. Through the lens of the lived experiences of specific characters from the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes – most of them Catholic but some not – participants accompany others into a glimpse of some of the themes which lie at the heart of what might be experience

Lessons from the Long Paddock
Fr Frank Brennan SJ.


Most Rev. Columba Macbeth-Green
Bishop of Wilcannia-Forbes
P.O Box 775, Forbes, NSW 2871
Telephone: (02) 6853 9340 Facsimile: (02) 6853 9341
Email: chancery@wf.catholic.org.au

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