About The Great Grace

"As the years have passed, the conciliar documents have lost none of their timeliness; indeed, their teachings are proving particularly relevant to the new situation of the church and the current globalized society."

(Pope Benedict XVI, 20 April 2005)

In October 2012, the 50th anniversary of the commencement of the Second Vatican Council (11 October 1962) was commemorated.  To celebrate this, the Holy Father has called for a ‘Year of Faith’ for the Universal Church from 11 October 2012 to 24 November 2013.

Among the various events to celebrate this historic moment in the Church's history, the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney is hosting a major national conference from 20-23 May 2013, The Great Grace, receiving Vatican II today.

The focus of the conference will be the reception of the Council by the Church in Australia, now and into the future.

The Conference will feature highly acclaimed international and national speakers, along with a number of themed and specialised streams, and a strong focus on lay leadership.