Within the Archdiocese the following councils, boards, committees and secretariats are appointed by the Archbishop to provide expert advice and assistance across a broad range of archdiocesan mission and ministry projects.
- Archdiocesan Commission on Liturgy
Archdiocesan Commission on Liturgy
The Archdiocesan Commission on the Liturgy:
- Assists the Archbishop who is the moderator, promoter and custodian of the liturgical life of the archdiocese
- Reviews the liturgical life of the archdiocese and identifies areas of liturgical need
- Provides a reference group for and works with Liturgy Brisbane in its publishing and educational activities
- Catholic Justice and Peace Commission
Catholic Justice and Peace Commission
The Catholic Justice and Peace Commission is appointed by the Archbishop to articulate and promote among Catholics and wider society the practical implications of the Gospel for living in today’s world.
The focus of the Commission’s work is right relationships with people and all of creation in the light of the way that Jesus lived. The Commission is guided by Catholic Social Teaching which identifies key Gospel-based principles necessary to achieve the common good. The Commission assists parish communities to understand and be proactive about justice, peace and ecology as an essential part of Christian life and mission. The Commission speaks officially on behalf of the Archdiocese on public justice and peace issues. Membership is clergy, religious and lay.
- Council for Ecumenism and Inter-religious Relations
Council for Ecumenism and Inter-religious Relations
The Council for Ecumenism & Inter-religious (formerly Interfaith) Relations assists the Archbishop in making practical ecumenism an organic part of the life and work of the Archdiocese.
Among its activities are promoting relations with other Christian churches, providing opportunities for ecumenical prayer, promoting local dialogue with other religious traditions, and developing appropriate educational resources and programs. In recent years, in response to Vatican encouragement and directives, the Council has promoted Catholic understanding of and local dialogue with other religions, particularly Judaism, Buddhism and Islam.
- Council of Deans
Council of Deans
The 13 Deans meet regularly with the Archbishop to discuss matters of significance for the life and mission of parishes and deaneries.
- Council of Priests
Council of Priests
The Council is a group of priests who assist the Archbishop in the governance of the Archdiocese. The Council is guided by its own statutes as stipulated by Canon Law.
- Resource Development Forum
Resource Development Forum
The Resource Development Forum gathers a broad cross-section of people from the Archdiocese in order to identify new initiatives and serve as a sounding board for discussion of new fundraising strategies. Volunteer members include priests, school principals, Archdiocesan staff and benefactors.
- Secretariat for Pastoral Councils
Secretariat for Pastoral Councils
The Secretariat is a group of Catholics with pastoral council experience from parishes, deaneries and the broader Archdiocese who assist, support and network with pastoral councils around the Archdiocese.
The Secretariat assists with the organisation of annual events which provide formation, education, networking and support for pastoral councillors.