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Stage 3 Newsletter Inserts

Back in October the Bishop wrote to us about Stage Three of “Hope in the Future”, inviting us to think and talk and pray about “Living the Sunday Eucharist”. Next week (weekend of 7th/ 8th December) there will be another short Pastoral message from the Bishop, together with a “worksheet” for us to begin our reflection. There will be three more of these in the coming Liturgical Year, so there will be plenty to think about!

Every week, from today to the end of August we will be issuing a short reflection for inclusion in your parish newsletters. Week by week we will go through the Sunday Mass, offering thoughts and explanations which it is hoped will enhance our celebrations, and allow them to become more and more a real and vibrant encounter with God.
You can view the first set of reflections here.

Readers Training Day

Marian Tolley presented a training day for Ministers of the Word.  She offered a prayerful perspective paired with practical action for readers in our diocese, to help them in their own formation and in immersing themselves in the Mass in their own parishes. You can read more about the day here and view the video below.

Stage 3 Launch

On Friday 4th October 2019 we launched Stage 3 which you can read about here.

Stage 2 Launch

On Thursday 4th October 2018 we gave thanks to God for all we achieved together in Stage 1 and launched Stage 2. You can read about the celebration here and listen to Bishop John’s homily here.

Stage 1 Formation Videos

As part of Stage 1 a number of formation days were held throughout 2018. The aim of the days were to provide an opportunity to meet together and reflect on what it is to be missionary and what we mean by discipleship. The sessions were led by Fr Gerard Kelly and focused on providing on a time of reflection where we can consider the part that the Holy Spirit plays in all that we are doing. Evangelisation must touch our hearts, becoming the engine that drives us forward in our mission, it is the Holy Spirit who gives us the courage to advance. You can view the videos below.

Video 1 – Mission and Evangelisation
What is a Missionary Parish? A look back on Church teachings.

Hope in the Future Formation 2 – Mission and Evangelisation
The Evangelising Church

Hope in the Future Formation 3 – Mission and Evangelisation
How do we become Missionary Disciples?

Hope in the Future Formation 4 – Mission and Evangelisation
Proclaiming the Good News