Contact Details:

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

John Griffin
Hope in the Future Coordinator

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

All the resources produced to date are below. They are divided into the various Stages and can be viewed by clicking on the different headings. This page is regularly updated. In addition to the parish resources there are a number of resources produced to Develop and Support links between Home, School & Parish which can be viewed here.

Stage 4 Resources - Proclaiming the Good News
Resources during the Pandemic
Stage 3 Resources - Living the Sunday Eucharist
Stage 2 Resources - Harvesting our Talents
Stage 1 Resources - Celebrating our Parish
Formation & Training Days

The God who Speak at Mass – Fr Eamonn Mulcahy, CSSp
The God who Speaks in Creation – Sr Margaret Atkins

‘Family is Sacred’ Zoom Webinar

Webinar Recording
Family is Sacred Webinar PowerPoint Slides
Marriage & Family Life – A way to holiness

Stage 3 Training Days

Music & Liturgy Workshop Day – Jo Boyce

Sides from the day

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion – Irenaeus Project

Ministers of the Word – Marian Tolley

Formation Series

5th February 2020 – Fr Eamonn Mulcahy – The Challenges Of Pope Francis’s Vision Of Mission

8th January 2020 – Bishop Philip Egan – The New Evangelisation

Stage 2 Training Days

16th March 2019 – Fr Eamonn Mulcahy – The Holy Spirit

27th April 2019 – David Wells – Parish Catechesis

18th May 2019 – Canon Michael Cooke VG – Parish Management

Parish Management Presentation Keynote
Finance Presentation
Property and HS Presentation
General Administration Presentation

6th July 2019 – Caritas Parish Social Action

Keynote – Sir Peter Fahy
Good practice – New Testament Church of God
Good Practice – St Bernadette’s & Michael’s
Workshop – Fostering-friendly parishes
Workshop – Engaging young people
Workshop – Catholic Social Teaching
Workshop – Care for our common home

14th September 2019 – Engaging Young People in the Parish

Workshop – Creating a Safe Environment
Faith in Action Presentation

Formation Days on Mission & Evangelisation

Presentation (PowerPoint)

Presentation (PDF)

Handout (PDF)

Parish Formation Videos Worksheet

Talk 1 – The Missionary Parish

Talk 2 -The Evangelising Church

Talk 3 – How do we become Missionary Disciples?

Talk 4 – Proclaiming the Good News

Formation Days on Gifts, Talents & Charisms

Presentation (PowerPoint)

Presentation (PDF)

Diserning your Charisms Resource



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Reading, Websites & Videos

Suggested Reading

Beyond the Parish – J. Mallon

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

‘Welcome to Witness – Becoming and evangelising parish’ and ‘To Know Him, to Love Him to Serve Him – forming Parish Evangelisation Teams’ – Paul Cannon & Sharon Beech 2014 and 2017, Redemptorist Publications

Parish Guide to Disability (produced by Catholic Disability Fellowship with Diocese of Harrisburg, PA, USA)

Papal Documents

Evangelii Nuntiandi, Pope Paul VI

Christifidelis Laici, Saint Pope John Paul II

Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis

Gaudete et exsultate, Pope Francis


Proclaim 15 Resources


Parish Catalyst

Wednesday Word


Pray As You Go

CJM Music

Salford Diocese Liturgy Office

CBCEW Liturgy Office

Alpha in a Catholic Context

Divine Renovation

CBCEW Home Mission Desk

God Calls App

Caritas Diocese of Salford

Caritas projects in your area


The Ministry of the Wild Goose

Called & Gifted, UK – Discernment of Spiritual Gifts

Ananias Training


‘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

Sherry Weddell – Forming Intentional Disciples (part 1)

Sherry Weddell – Forming Intentional Disciples (part 2)