COULD YOU BE A DEACON?
As we start to implement our new pastoral Plan which sets out concrete actions to change our ways of working so that our Church become more inclusive, more welcoming and more engaged with those on the margins, the ministry of deacons will continue to evolve alongside the presbyterial ministry in the service of the priesthood of all the baptised.
If you would like to hear some of their stories and you feel this may be your calling too, please join Archbishop Malcolm and the diaconate team at our meetings for men who may be wondering if they are called to serve as deacons and what the formation involves. Wives and supporting priests or deacons are also welcome.
Tuesday 25 October 2002 at 7.30 – 9.00p (refreshments from 7pm) as Holy Family Church, 1 Brompton Road, Southport, PR8 6AS
Tuesday 29 November 2002 at 7.30pm – 9.00pm (refreshments from 7pm) at Christ the King Church, Queens Drive, Wavertree, Liverpool, L15 6YQ
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WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
On 23 October, the entire Catholic Church will be unified in prayer and support of mission. Each year, World Mission Sunday is coordinated by Missio and celebrated in every Catholic community in the world. It is a moment of grace to express solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Christ who are living in situations of poverty, violence and oppression.
World Mission Sunday is vital to the growth of the Church and the spread of the Gospel in predominantly impoverished and remote areas overseas. The theme the Holy Father has chosen this year is: ‘You shall be my witnesses (Acts 1:8).
In his message for World Mission Sunday, he says: ‘The same Spirit which guides the universal Church also inspires ordinary men and women to undertake extraordinary missions. And so it was that two hundred years ago, a young French woman – Blessed Pauline Jaricot – founded the Association for the Propagation of the Faith (Missio’s APF). She established a network of prayer and fundraising for missionaries, so that the faithful could actively participate in God’s mission “to the ends of the earth”. This brilliant idea gave rise to the annual celebration of World Mission Sunday’.
Supporting World Mission Sunday with prayer and charitable giving are two vital ways of supporting the Church’s missionary witnesses to the ends of the earth’.