“Openness to the Spirit”: Why being on the Curia is such an honour for Margery Jackman

The newest member of the Diocese of Parramatta’s governing body, the Curia, has a long association with the Sisters of Mercy and extensive experience in lay decision-making within the Church.

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Image : Margery Jackman. Used with permission of Diocese of Parramatta

Margery Jackman is a long-time resident and parishioner of Parramatta and has spent decades working for Catholic organisations, many of them within the Diocese. 

She was appointed by Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, in December and replaces Sue Walsh as a lay representative on the seven-member panel. 

In his letter announcing her appointment, Bishop Vincent said Ms Jackman was “perfectly suited” to the role. 

“Her unique perspective, experience, expertise and wisdom will contribute to a more effective decision-making and synodal governance of the Diocese going forward,” he said.  

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Source: Catholic Outlook

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