Beyond the Synod: Forming Discerning Communities

Beyond the Synod: Forming Discerning Communities

“It becomes necessary today more than ever (for the entire People of God) to be formed in the principles and methods of a way of discernment that is not only personal but also communitarian.” (ITC, 2018)When Pope Francis convoked the 2021-2023 Synod, he invited us to...
Called by Name to be Disciples of Christ

Called by Name to be Disciples of Christ

When we know who we truly are, created in God’s image, we can then best bring about the Community of Christ, by being the person God calls us to be. This workshop uses a model suggested by, Robert Wick’s, in his book ‘Streams of Contentment’, that helps us to...
How Do We Develop Ministry & Leaders

How Do We Develop Ministry & Leaders

One of the big headaches in ministry is finding new leaders. Once the coordinator finally resigns from your music ministry, youth team, or sacramental coordination, who continues on? How do we pass the baton on in parish pastoral councils and finance committees?...
Engaging Volunteers in the Parish

Engaging Volunteers in the Parish

This workshop will focus on the processes that engage, build capacity and retain volunteers in the Parish. Effective and attractive, these processes of inviting, training, forming and supporting individuals will be explored through the lens of the volunteer...
Perspectives on Being Community

Perspectives on Being Community

The workshop considers some aspects of being a parish community from the perspectives of outsiders ‘looking in’, and insiders ‘living out’. It highlights ways we are overtly connected to the Gospel, and through the Gospel to one another. The workshop aims to be...