Draft only – Dates to be confirmed

Leadership for Mission:

Community Development and Discipleship from Joseph Cardijn to Pope Francis

Easter Monday 10 April 2023

Morning: Arrivals, arranging accommodation, etc

Afternoon: Welcome barbecue

Evening: Opening mass with local parishes, Cardijn Community, YCW, YCS, alumni, etc.

Official opening with local dignitaries

Introduction to the program and get to know activities

Tuesday 11 April – Wednesday 12 April 2023: Immersion

Early departure for immersion for those groups going outside of Perth

Kwinana industrial area: Lithium refinery, Koala Solar, Avertas Waste to Energy project…

Wheatbelt towns: Narrogin…

Indigenous communities

South West: Environmental issues (Forests, mining…)

Urban issues: Perth city area

Thursday 14 April 2023: See (Truth of experience/Reality)

Issues facing young people in Australia today

Workshop: Identify issues facing young people in Australia from participants’ experiences through their work and in local communities


Cardijn’s Truth of Experience

Gaudium et Spes: The situation of people in the world

Friday 15 April 2023: Judge (Truth of faith)

Gospel (Faith) enquiry groups linked to shared experiences


Cardijn’s Truth of Faith

Gaudium et Spes: The Church and the calling of humankind

  1. Human dignity
  2. The community of humanity
  3. Human activity in the world
  4. The role of the Church in the world


Saturday 16 April 2023: Act (Truth of method)

Taking personal and collective action


Cardijn’s Truth of Method: Forming missionary disciples

See judge act

Personally and collectively

Transforming life, milieu (our environment/community) and the masses (society/world)

By serving, educating and representing (advocating)

Workshops: Win, Build, Send

Individual and collective action plans

Building a local team of missionary disciples

Presentation: Training Manual

Evening: Final mass and farewell program

Sunday 17 April 2023: Departures

Beach and picnic for those who can stay

Off to the airport for those who have to go!