Plenary Council

Pope Francis has approved the Australian Bishops’ decision to hold a Plenary Council in Australia in 2020 and 2021. It is a significant moment for the Church in Australia to make decisions about the future.

To prepare the agenda for the Plenary Council, all of God’s people are invited to reflect on the question: “What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?”

Find out more about the Plenary Council 2020 at the new website, now online:

Through the Listening and Dialogue phase, along with the Listening and Discernment phase, parishes and faith communities right across the Archdiocese of Brisbane have been integral to the Plenary journey.

If you wish to remain close to the Plenary First Assembly and pray together with us, you are  welcome to attend the Plenary Council First Assembly Opening Mass at 12.00pm on Sunday October 3 in St Stephen’s Cathedral, as well as the Closing Mass at 10.00am on Sunday October 10 at  St Stephen’s Cathedral. All are welcome.

Please remember to wear a mask to comply with COVID requirements. A return to ticketed seating and registration will better help us accommodate the expected numbers. Please book for free via the following booking systems for the Mass you would like to attend:

Closing Mass on Sunday 10 October at 10.00am, Cathedral of St Stephen 249 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City, QLD 4000:

May the Spirit lead us and inspire us.

Parishioners are encouraged to follow the livestream of the Daily Masses and some of the Plenary session. To access the daily live streams please visit: