Home • School • Parish
Our parishes, schools and families working together in partnership to develop a
shared faith journey for our young people.
To provide resources and to facilitate opportunities that enable our parishes, schools, and families to develop closer links, encouraging our young people to grow and develop their faith within their community.
Please explore the drop down options below for helpful resources to help your school, parish, and family on its shared Hope in the Future journey.
For our handbook on improving links between school, parish, and home life, please click here.
Have you any resources that can help develop Home, School & Parish links? Are there any resources you would like us to develop? Do you require the original files? If so, please email email@example.com.
“Family is the path along which the history of salvation progresses… The triune God is a communion of love, and the family is its living reflection.” Pope Francis, The Joy of Love 11
Families are the ‘linchpin’ between school and parish. For many, parents are the first teachers of the faith. Young people may change school or parish, but the home remains consistent. Here are some resources to help develop the Domestic Church.
Home Celebration 1 – Remembering Baptism and Continuing the Journey
Home Celebration 2 – The God who speaks to us through His Word
Home Celebration 3 – Easter Triduum – Following Jesus’ Footsteps
Home Celebration 4 – Pentecost – Come Holy Spirit
Home Celebration 5 – Corpus Christi – The Body & Blood of Christ
As we continue on our journey together it is important that we spend some time further developing our school and parish links. We are blessed in our diocese to have many wonderful schools where pupils are contributing to the Catholic life and mission through prayer and service for those in need. They are supported in their endeavours by dedicated and gifted staff.
We also have dynamic and active parishes which are on this same journey to become beacons of hope in their communities. It is important that we walk together – home, school and parish – to engage with young people and their families.
We have produced a booklet for schools to celebrate shared projects between Home, School and Parish which you can view here.
Stage 5 Resources
Stage 4 Resources
Hope in the Future – Update to Schools
Hope in the Future: Home, School, Parish video
Hope in the Future Schools – Launch Liturgy – Primary (PPT)
Hope in the Future Schools – Launch Liturgy – Primary (PDF)
Hope in the Future Schools – Launch Liturgy – Secondary (PPT)
Hope in the Future Schools – Launch Liturgy – Secondary (PDF)
Introduction to Hope in the Future – Schools (PPT)
Introduction to Hope in the Future – Schools (PDF)
Fostering good relations between Home School Parish
San Damiano Cross Outline
Stage 3 Resources
Stage 1 & Stage 2 Resources
Training & Formation Day Resources
The parish is like a big family with people from all generations in the local community. It should be a place where we know each other, care for each other, and pray for each other. It should be missionary in sharing the Good News of Jesus with others and in acts of service to those in need. It should be a beacon of Hope in the community. It is the place where, as disciples, we come to hear God’s Word and receive Jesus in Holy Communion, so we can go out and tell others about him. It is a place where we can grow through lifelong faith formation. Here are some resources to support Missionary Disciples in Missionary Parishes.
The resources for parishes can be found here.