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National Pastoral Planners Network

Communicate  - Celebrate  - Educate - Incorporate  - Collaborate

The National Pastoral Planners Network promotes pastoral planning across the Australian Church and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and skills among pastoral planners so that the quality of professional service in this field is continually enhanced.

The following objectives have been identified as ones which form an ongoing cycle in the life of the Network:

  • Communicate to be a conduit for information sharing between pastoral planners and facilitators of professional skills
  • Celebrate to encourage ‘esprit de corps,’ energising our ministry through opportunities for prayer, worship and social interaction
  • Educate to offer education and training in pastoral planning theory and practice
  • Incorporate to reach out to new pastoral planners to assist them in the field, provide opportunities for networking and communication, and to help discern the gifts which they can offer to others.
  • Collaborate to facilitate the sharing of pastoral planning between Dioceses and initiate research or pastoral planning projects which can be of benefit to the whole Australian Church
  • Advocate to raise issues of national pastoral planning significance and pursue them with pastoral planning offices, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and their Commissions, Catholic national agencies and the media.


Chair: Mrs Sophy Morley
Sion House
Catholic Diocese of Sale
Witton St
Warragul Vic 3820

T: (03) 5622 6600   
F: (03) 5623 4258
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NPPN comes under the umbrella of and is in liaison with:
Bishops Commission for Pastoral Life