Contact Details:

For more information about Hope in the Future or for further resources please contact:

John Griffin

Address: Department of Formation, Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, M3 6DP
Tel: 0161 817 2222 (ext. 246) or 07741 147 496

Stage 1 – Resource pack 1


Developing a Missionary Parish

Register of Interest

Guidance on establishing a team

Suggested timeline

Reflection San Damiano Cross reflection

Reflection Two Gift and Thanksgiving

Reflection three

Advent Liturgy

Homily Notes

Parish Novena

Stage 1 – Resource pack 2

Introduction Letter

Letter from Bishop John – Formation Day

Explanation of Resources

Five Stage Outline

Diocesan Activities & Events 2018

Formation Day Timetable

Reflection One – ‘Lent’ A Spiritual Springtime

Reflection Two – The Joy of Lent

Reflection Three – Passion for Jesus

Reflection Four – Holy Thursday

Reflection Five – He is Risen

Suggested Reading

Rebuild My Church – A. Schreck

Forming Intentional Disciples – S. Weddell

Divine Renovation – J. Mallon

Great Catholic Parishes – W. Simon

Tomorrow’s Parish, A Vision and a Plan – D. Harrington

Rebuilt – M.White & T.Corcoran

Reclaim the Fire : A Parish Guide to Evangelisation – M.Pable

Excellent Catholic Parishes: The Guide to Best Places and Practices – P.Wilkes

The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic – M.Kelly

Papal Encyclicals

Evangelii Nuntiandi, Pope Paul VI

Christifidelis Laici, Saint Pope John Paul II

Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis 


Proclaim 15 Resources 


Parish Catalyst 

Wednesday Word


Pray As You Go

CJM Music

Salford Diocese Liturgy Office

Alpha in a Catholic Context

Divine Renovation

CBCEW Home Mission Desk

God Calls App


‘Power and the Holy Spirit’ A.Schreck

Fr James Mallon Session 1: What does it look like to be a missionary parish community?

Fr James Mallon Session 2 A: What is needed to transform the culture of the Parish?

Fr James Mallon Session 2 B: Naming the 10 building blocks

Fr James Mallon Session 3: Becoming an Inviting Church


“For if we have receive the love which restores meaning to our lives, how can we fail to share that love with others?”

Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium 8