Growing our Faith Together with Blackheath and Upper Blue Mountains

02/10/2012

Faith in Our Future News Story

From the 'Faith in Our Future' Blog

On Saturday 15 September we joined the Parishes of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Upper Blue Mountains (encompassing Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls) and Sacred Heart Blackheath (encompassing Blackheath, Mt Victoria and Megalong Valley) for the final consultation of this phase of the planning process.

It was an immensely rich conversation hosted by Blackheath Parish, full of energy and a sincere willingness to discuss and listen to one another about the best ways of realising our common mission as Church. Thank you to all for the warm welcome and the graciousness with which we were received.

The participants that addressed family life affirmed the good work of St Vincent de Paul and other social support organisations that were meeting the needs of families and those in difficult circumstances, both locally and throughout the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta.

In the face of growing needs, it was heartening to learn of community initiatives including the support of single Catholic families by older parishioners.

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



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