Listening to the Future at Glenmore Park & Luddenham-Warragamba
|Faith in Our Future...pastoral planning at Padre Pio Glenmore Park.|
From Pastoral Planning Officer Daniel Ang's post at the the 'Faith in Our Future' Blog
On Tuesday 19 June, the pastoral planning team joined parishioners of Padre Pio Glenmore Park and Sacred Heart Luddenham-Warragamba Parishes at Glenmore Park.
New parish priest of Glenmore Park, Fr Robert Riedling, introduced the consultation evening and shared his appreciation that while it may be too soon for some to look ahead to future goals, given the recent departure of Fr Kevin Lee, for those prepared to share it provided an opportunity to have their voices heard and for him to hear the longer terms goals which the parish would like to work towards.
It was also important to honour the consultation evening as it was planned before Fr Kevin’s departure and to hear as well from the parishioners of Sacred Heart, Luddenham-Warragamba, as equal stakeholders in the future Diocesan Pastoral Plan.
Growing a community of faith in life
Some 54 participants shared their responses to the five pastoral priorities over the following two hours, with great enthusiasm for building upon the good works already underway in our parish communities and beyond.
Thank you to all for their goodwill, honesty and generosity as we discerned the best pastoral initiatives available to us for the coming years.
In support of families, it was suggested that connecting with families following baptism was essential in realising and growing a community of faith in life. It was recommended that consideration be given to the ways in which parent relationships could be supported, as well as parent-child relationships in the context of parish life and faith.
The generation of resources, literature and support, were underscored as vital in supporting families in faith which is the ultimate goal of our planning together.
For Daniel's full post, visit the 'Faith in Our Future' Blog
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