|St Paul’s shows the way – Sept 6, 2009|
The Synod journey at St Paul’s Church in Couva began in earnest shortly after Synod ended in January and has not really slowed down.
Right now the Parish Implementation Team (PIT) is gearing up to launch a series of exciting activities in September.
Denise Scott of the PIT tells us the activities are designed to reach out to the entire parish and engage everyone in the mission of creating a civilisation of love. These include:
To ensure a successful implementation programme, the parish made it a point to prepare its parishioners for the mission of implementation. PIT’s first project was deep discussions on the presentations made by Monsignors Allan Ventour and Jason Gordon and Fr Joe Harris during synod on the three pastoral priorities. This was done on three consecutive weekends.
These sessions generated vibrant discussions among the parishioners across all age groups and because of the drama talents of St Paul’s parishioners, the sessions, while being enjoyable, were nonetheless meaningful.
St Paul’s has also established its own Synod Corner at the church which provides regular updates on the Synod journey.
Last month a survey on the theme “Vocation to be Catholic” was conducted which will serve to better appreciate parishioners’ perspectives while at the same time guiding our implementation programme.
Also in July, all members of groups within the parish were invited to a two-hour interactive session on – that theme again – “Vocation to be Catholic”. Ms Scott described the session as “electrifying”. It included a videotaped talk by Monsignor Robert Llanos. The session was facilitated by Sr Theresa Vialva, HF and Corinne Mohammed, both members of St Paul’s implementation team.
At the end of the session two commitments were made:
|Last Updated on Thursday, 26 November 2009 14:02|