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Resource: Family-Friendly Parishes

15/09/2015 5:32 pm

You can download a simple, clear PDF resource with key points on this evangelisation subject. It is provided to help you make your parish more family friendly. 

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Resource: Families 504.66 kB

How to use this resource

“With Christ joy is constantly born anew... I wish to encourage the Christian faithful to embark on a new chapter of evangelisation marked with this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in years to come.” (Evangelii Gaudium 1).

These words of Pope Francis are addressed to us all. Through the Proclaim ’15 initiative, we are invited to respond generously to the Holy Father’s request to make a new beginning in support of the building of missionary parishes. This ongoing missionary task takes us on an exciting, inspiring and, at times, challenging journey with the Lord. The Proclaim ’15 resources provided have been produced as a companion to support you in the confident sharing of the joy of the Gospel, in your own way, at your own pace, according to the individual needs of your parish and community.

This resource was produced as a fruit of the Proclaim ’15 National Catholic Evangelisation Conference in Birmingham on 11 July 2015. It captures key ideas, practical tips and learning taken from workshops that were delivered on the day to enable your local Catholic community to take new steps in service of parish mission. There are eleven packs in total, each offering insights and tips from a particular workshop.

You are invited to explore the workshop topics, reflect how these will be beneficial to your parish and then consider the following:

  • Share this information with others in your parish - you are welcome to photocopy all the materials provided here
  • Say the Proclaim ’15 prayer together
  • Choose one or two of the topics provided as a focus for your parish’s mission
  • Read and discuss the 'Learning from Pope Francis' text provided in each pack
  • Decide some new steps that you will take locally in response to what you read
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Resource: Families

6-P15-resource-families.pdf 504.66 kB

A simple, clear PDF download with key points on the subject to help you make your parish more family friendly.