Read the Catechism (or the 4 Gospels) in a Year as part of our Year of Renewal…
To engage with our Parish Year of Renewal all our Parish Organisations, Groups and Departments are being asked to consider and report on how they might be renewed and developed in early 2014, especially during Lent. Our Parish Year of Renewal is aimed to focus on the New Evangelization, on Catechesis and Catholic teaching, and the beauty of Holiness – both in living holy lives and enhancing beauty in the Sacred Liturgy and our homes.
Read the Catechism (or the 4 Gospels) in a Year…
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Other initiatives for our Year of Renewal include:
Sunday Mass … for every Parishioner to re-establish our absolute commitment to Sunday Mass as the source and summit of our week, and that choosing to miss Mass or consider something else of higher priority is not a Catholic option. (Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church 289, 290, 305). Arriving in good time before Mass begins is also the aim for us all this year. Catholics Come Home is a way of welcoming back our fellow Catholics who (for whatever reason, or none) have lapsed from the Faith, Each of us has responsibility to encourage others to return to the Faith, to set good examples, and to engage with those who need our care and our prayer. The Light is On for You (an initiative from the Diocese of Lancaster) gives an extra mid-week evening time for Confession (Sacrament of Reconciliation) in addition to the regular Saturday times, ie. 6.30-7.30pm every Thursday.
In addition to care and encouragement of the spiritually impoverished, lapsed and marginalized, our Year of Renewal develops special care of the poor and homeless. See our current projects in the Bulletins as and when.
Holy Souls Envelopes are available in church. Include the names of your deceased Family and Friends – and a Mass offering – so that November Requiems can be offered for them throughout the Month of the Holy Souls, and also during 2014 . When completed, put your envelope into the collection basket at Mass or through the Presbytery letterbox as soon as possible.
On All Souls’ Day (Saturday 2 November) the 10.00 Mass will be a Requiem for All the Faithful Departed. Other Requiems will be offered throughout the ferial weekdays of November.