Communicating and Living our Faith with Merrylands and Granville

25/09/2012

Faith in Our Future News Story

From the 'Faith in Our Future' Blog

On Tuesday 11 September we joined the parishes of St Mary Margaret Merrylands and Holy Trinity Granville for a Faith in Our Future consultation.

The Pauline Fathers at Merrylands were represented by Fr Damian Mosakowski OSPPE who, together with parishioners and youth team, made everyone most welcome to the gathering.

Those who responded to the priority of family life affirmed the devotion of many Catholics and their present-day outreach to families in faith. It was good to hear of this commitment alive in our parishes. It was felt that more could be done, however, to promote the Catholic faith as attractive and compelling, through our own witness to the difference that faith makes in our lives as well as through formation which allows people to approach the liturgy and other experiences of faith with attentiveness and responsiveness.

Building social connections following Mass was seen as a natural and fitting consequence of the communion shared within the liturgy and there an increasing challenge was named for families – to keep the Lord’s Day holy through quality time together and rest from the demands of the working week.

In concert with previous consultation feedback, it was suggested that young people could be better engaged with social justice issues which allow them to integrate faith and life.

Read full report from the Parish Consultation at the Faith in Our Future Blog


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