Take the Way of the Gospel - Beginning the Journey
Engaging with Archbishop Comensoli's pastoral letter
"The Way of the Gospel – the path of missionary discipleship – has always been adapted by every generation to fit the local circumstances. How this is arranged has varied according to time and place. Now is our time; here is our place. As Pope Francis has been reminding us, we must be open to change if renewal is to be possible, and sometimes new structures are required for apostolic spirit to gain momentum."
Take The Way of The Gospel
RE-IMAGINING OUR LOCAL CHURCH AS MISSION COMMUNITIES
A pastoral letter from Archbishop Peter A Comensoli, Pentecost 2021
On Pentecost Sunday, Archbishop Comensoli wrote a pastoral letter to invite us to re-imagine our local Church as Mission communities and called for our participation in a time of prayer, listening and discernment.
Proclaim: The Office for Mission Renewal, warmly invites you and your community to engage with the heart of this renewed vision for our Archdiocese through prayerful reflection and dialogue. This first stage of prayerful listening to the vision and calling upon the Holy Spirit, is prior to more detailed future discussions about the process of Mission formation.
In this online workshop, we will listen carefully to “Take the Way of the Gospel” and ponder how we are each being called by the Holy Spirit into a renewed way of being in our local Church. There will be time to respectfully share with each other so as to deepen our understanding of this vision and fuel our energy to involve our faith communities.
The session will model the use of a resource “Take the Way of the Gospel – Beginning the Journey” which will be available for parish use in coming weeks. The parish resource will outline a way to explore and pray with “Take the Way of the Gospel” via a process of prayerful listening.
The workshop is suitable for parish leadership, parish pastoral councils, school communities, ministry groups, prayer groups and all interested parishioners and diocesan community groups.
Thursday 22 July 2021, 7.30pm - 9.00pm (repeat session)
Zoom (link sent prior to session to those registered)