|Look out for brochures – June 14, 2009|
| The suburban vicariate held its implementation meeting at the Church Hall of Our Lady of Fatima parish in Curepe last Saturday. Representatives from all the parishes in the vicariate were focussed on the power point presentation by Msgr Allan Ventour.|
One area which generated discussion dealt with some of the smaller parishes who had members serving on both the Pastoral Council and the Parish Implementation Team.
Fr Ventour promised to raise the issue at the next meeting of the Synod Implementation Team. The last meeting of this kind will be in the Eastern vicariate on Saturday, June 27. Meanwhile the implementation process is moving ahead with the distribution last weekend of the first of three brochures prepared by Catholic Media Services Limited (CAMSEL).
The full colour brochures are condensed versions of three articles written by Archbishop Edward Gilbert and published in the Catholic News last March.
The first brochure titled “Our freedom as believers” was distributed as an insert in last weekend’s paper. The second one – “Conversion and discipleship” will go out in this weekend’s Catholic News. The final brochure “Rediscovering the vocation”, will be distributed in this paper on Father’s Day, June 21.
In this weekend’s brochure, a look is taken at the present journey of the archdiocese. The document explains that implementation of the Synod resolutions would provide a practical test for the people of the archdiocese. “It will help them discern where they find themselves on the conversion/discipleship scale.”
In a sense, the Synod was a peak experience in which, once the people arrived, they participated with energy. Implementation will be a conversion/discipleship experience – much longer and complicated, much more demanding. It will require the participation of the majority of and all categories of the archdiocesan community.
An exhortation: The archdiocese needs your participation to implement the Synod and build up the Church.
NB: The Synod Implementation Team is requesting that the brochures be fully discussed by families, ministries and groups in all the parishes in the archdiocese in an effort to fully understand the implementation process.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 26 November 2009 13:48|