Diocese calls parishes to be “outward looking” as it reflects on the future renewal of parish life and structures
Bishop Mark and his Bishop’s Council – a group of priests who assist him in the Governance of the Diocese – have issued a reflection document titled, “A Precious Place of God’s Grace”, inviting the Catholics of the Diocese to be “disciple-making-disciples”, and to be focused on mission as they face the challenges of living the faith today
The document is the fruit of considerable reflection and consultation, particularly with the Deans and the Trustees (both clergy and lay) of the Diocese. The document is divided into two parts. The first, and most important, part sets out some fundamental theological and pastoral considerations based on the teaching of Pope Francis and his predecessors, a number of departments of the Roman Curia, and of Bishop Mark. The second part then sets out a number of key factors in the Diocese of Plymouth which are to be considered in making decisions concerning the renewal of parish structures, followed by some principles and priorities which guide those who have responsibility for diocesan governance.
Please follow the link to read the document in full.