Contact Details:

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

John Griffin

Address: Department for 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

Reflection Six – The Lord Jesus Christ

Reflection Seven – Making Mission Possible

Parish Ministry Tree Template

Stage 1 – Resource Pack 3

Introduction Letter

5 Stage Road Map

Reflection 1 – Pentecost Prayer Service

Reflection 2 – Discerning your Gifts and Talents

Pentecost Novena

Evangelisation Suggestions

Parish Groups & Ministries Directory

Reading List & Links

7 Steps from School to Parish

Retreat for Hope in the Future Teams

Diocesan Day for Musicians Poster

4th October 2018 – Liturgy of Mission

Celebration Shield (PDF)

Celebration Shield (WORD)

Stage 2 – Resource Pack 1

Bishops Cover Letter

Explanation of Resources

Stage 1 Celebration Booklet

The Joy of the Gospel

Weekly Scripture Reflections

Parish Mission Statement

Parish Review (PDF)

Parish Review (WORD)

Mission Action Plan (PDF)

Mission Action Plan (WORD)

The Great Story of Jesus

Stage 2 Formation Days Poster

Training Days Poster

Shared Leadership Teams

Stage 2 – Resource Pack 2

Parish Shared Leadership


Developing & Supporting School & Parish Links Resources

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


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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 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

Alpha in a Catholic Context

Divine Renovation

CBCEW Home Mission Desk

God Calls App

Caritas Diocese of Salford

Caritas projects in your area

Adoremus Liverpool 2018 – Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress


‘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)

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