Working Together in Mission
Working Together in Mission is a document of foundational importance for Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools Ltd (MACS) – the company being created to take responsibility for schools owned by parishes in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.
The Working Together in Mission Charter articulates the roles and responsibilities of those in key leadership roles in parishes and schools – particularly clergy, principals and those associated with school advisory councils. The Charter therefore is about mission and leadership and it is a foundational document as schools transition into MACS. This is so because Working Together in Mission outlines the collaboration and right relationships that lie at the heart of the capacity for parishes and schools to realise their shared mission. The quality of the relationships between parish priests, principals and the wider school and parish community will in large measure shape what is achieved by schools when it comes to realising their Catholic mission.
As we begin this new journey together we thank you for the feedback and insights from the many of you who currently lead our schools and parishes and which helped shape the path forward as schools transition into MACS.
This version is the one prepared for publication on 1 January 2021 – Solemnity Mary, Mother of God.