Interagency Collaboration Identified as Key for Future at Inaugural Networking Event / The Record

By Daniel Lynch and Jamie O’Brien

A growing desire for developing collaboration opportunities between those animating mission and Catholic identity-related areas has last month culminated in a Networking Seminar.

The inaugural Networking event was held on Tuesday 6 February at the University of Notre Dame Fremantle campus, and attended by more than 60 representatives from some 40 Catholic agencies and organisations across the Archdiocese, and the Perth Catholic community.

Dr Marco Ceccarelli, Director of the Centre for Faith Enrichment talks about the various courses offered by the CFE at the Networking Seminar, which was held to support the growing desire for developing collaboration opportunities between those working in mission-related areas. Photo: Jamie Oâ??Brien.Dr Marco Ceccarelli, Director of the Centre for Faith Enrichment talks about the various courses offered by the CFE at the Networking Seminar, which was held to support the growing desire for developing collaboration opportunities between those working in mission-related areas. Photo: Jamie O’Brien.

Derek Boylen from Catholic Marriage and Fertility Services talks about the work of CMFS at the Networking Seminar, which was held to support the growing desire for developing collaboration opportunities between those working in mission-related areas. Photo: Jamie O’Brien.

Representatives in attendance were given the opportunity to listen to several guest speakers working in mission and Catholic identity-related roles in order to gain an insight into the breadth and depth of their work.

Those sharing their experience within this field included Vicky Burrows from Aboriginal Catholic Ministry, Dr Marco Ceccarelli from the Centre for Faith Enrichment (CFE), Anita Finneran from Caritas Australia, Carol Mitchell from the Justice, Ecology and Development Office (JEDO), Derek Boylen from Catholic Marriage and Fertility Services (CMFS) and Daniel Lynch from Newman College.

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