Monday, November 23, 2009

Parish Pastoral Assembly 2009, 3/3

Theme for 2010: “The Bible, A Guide for our Steps, A Light for the World”

Focus: To make the Bible, the Word of God the centre of our lives, and the basis of:
  1. Community and Unity
  2. Discipleship
  3. Prayer
  4. Service
  5. Witnessing

a) ACTM focus on training and introducing leaders to Lectio Divina (Spiritual Reading).
b) To provide modules for Lectio Divina based on Lectionary Readings
c) Formations on Bible (including 100 Weeks Bible, 44 week Bible Course etc.)
d) Formations on Evangelisation/ Witnessing/ Discipleship/ Spirituality
e) Retreat on Lectio Divina
f) Catechetical Emphasis on Bible
g) Ensure that every family or member should have a bible (cheap Bibles or sponsored bibles to be made available to poorer families; audio CDs for those who are illiterate)

B. Pastoral Priorities for 2010

Proposed Pastoral Priorities for 2010
a) Strengthening BECs - deepening spirituality of members and the community
b) Family Life – deepening prayer and faith life, empowering them to be witnesses to each other and their children
c) Youth – deepening spirituality and faith in order to face challenges posed by studies, work, relationships and the world.
d) Integral Human Development – to enable all Catholics to recognise that this is an essential part of their mission.
e) Discipleship formation – emphasis on Spirituality/Discipleship and Evangelisation – to help people move from mere maintenance (caring for members only) to mission (witnessing and reaching out to others)

C. Parish Events for 2010

Proposed Parish Events for 2010
a) IHD Lenten Formation – 26th February 2010
b) Regular Family Life Formations (ongoing)
c) Parish Level Formation on Bible, Prayer, Spirituality, Evangelisation (ongoing)
d) Parish Feast Day Triduum – 27th - 29th May 2010
e) Parish Retreat – 10th - 11th July 2010
f) Parish Pastoral Assembly – 14th November 2010

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