Looking outwards at Greystanes

07/08/2012

Faith in Our Future News Story

From the 'Faith in Our Future' Blog

On Tuesday 31 July, parishioners from Our Lady Queen of Peace Greystanes came together to share their ideas toward our Diocesan Pastoral Plan.

Lively discussion ensued around youth, clergy and laity and the mission of evangelisation. General suggestions included creating more volunteering opportunities for young people in parishes and schools, employing Family Educators to link parishes better with schools, the need to address sacramental follow-up of families from baptism through to the sacraments of initiation and on to post-marriage reflection opportunities, using a variety of ways to make the homily more engaging including the use of technology and dialogue to engage with the realities and experiences of participants.

There was a keen sense of the need to reach out to others and to understand the Catholic faith through the eyes of other cultures than our own, to open up wider volunteering opportunities at parish, deanery and/or diocesan level and to link parish ministries to the life stages of our family members.

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