This workshop will look at the welcoming activity of God. Insights from the First Creation story from Genesis will be used to illustrate the kind of welcome that is important to God. The new parish resource, Creating Welcoming Parish Communities, will be introduced as one way to support a parish that wishes to become more welcoming. All are invited to join! CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Faith Formation
Deacon Gregory Lowe is the inaugural Director of the new Western Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office (WACMRO). WACMRO seeks to promote the acceptance and settlement of migrants and refugees into Australia. It aspires to support migrants and refugees in a manner that upholds their dignity to enable them to feel a sense of welcome and belonging in the parish and broader community. Rev. Gregory was ordained deacon by Archbishop Hickey in 2006 for the Perth Archdiocese. Currently, he is the Parish Deacon in the Innaloo / Karrinyup parish where he conducts baptisms, marriages,
funerals and assists at the Sunday Mass.