HOPE IN THE FUTURE
To quote Bishop John
“The programme is an invitation to every parish in the Diocese to recognise its potential and develop its missionary identity. It is designed to be a 5 stage journey. As the programme unfolds there will be resources that enable every parish, at whatever stage it may be in its development, to strengthen its mission. It aims to nourish those within the parish community while helping to identify what that community may be doing in outreach and service.”
The Five Stages (below) are covered in more detail in the Diocesan Website and are supplemented by detailed resources to support every stage
Stage 1: Celebrating our Parish culminated with the celebration of our Missionary Activity on the First Sunday of Advent
It placed an emphasis on prayer. Invoking the power of the Holy Spirit to engage all people of the Diocese in this process.
Key to this stage was to recognise and celebrate the Missionary Activity that already takes place in our parishes.
Part of this Stage was to seek to engage clergy in renewing and developing leadership styles.
A Big Thank You to each and every one of you for all you do, and all you are, helping to make St Vincent’s a very special place
Stage 2: Harvesting our talents
Stage 3: Living the Sunday Eucharist
Stage 4: Proclaiming the Good News
Stage 5: Sharing the Hope
Stay with us, Lord, on our journey.
Please read more on our HOPE IN THE FUTURE page and more importantly on the Diocesan Website Link above.