In the face of the many challenges facing us today, Take the Way of the Gospel invites us to be open to how we might reframe our current way of doing things so as to proclaim the Gospel anew, and with fresh apostolic spirit, in our own time and place.
In outlining his vision for Take the Way of the Gospel, Archbishop Comensoli proposed that:
This is the beginning of a way of thinking and acting that will involve us all—bishops, clergy and laity. It will be a journey of listening and learning and walking together. Bring it to prayer; begin to talk to one another; open your hearts to where the Lord is calling us; reach out to your neighbours in faith.
Over the course of April–May 2023, four Leading for Mission consultation sessions, one in each geographical region, were held with parishes across the regions of the Archdiocese as part of the Take the Way of the Gospel process, with 80% of parishes represented. The following report is the result of these consultations, which invited and called our clergy and lay leaders to listen, learn and walk together.