The Association Council will meet across three days beginning Sunday 28 February to consider all that has emerged during the last two years, and to shape the strategic priorities for the life and mission of the Association and its works in Australia over the next three years. The meeting will take place in Lancefield in country Victoria. The Council will in particular draw on the ideas and hopes generated at the Australian Marist Mission Assembly held last year. A further guiding document will be the imperatives that were identified at the 2014 International Marist Mission Assembly held in Nairobi. This is at the same time a poignant and pregnant moment for the Australian Conference of the Marist Association. It will hopefully lead to a consolidation for the Association in the life of the Church, finding her voice for how to be most effective in nurturing personal spiritual life, building faith community, and serving the needs of those young people who are marginalised and distressed, through education and other means of evangelisation.
The outcomes of the Planning Days will be shared widely across the membership of the Association for individuals, communities and ministries to engage with and put into practice.