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PART II

THE CONSULTATION

Objective

The Objective of the Consultation is to review the provision of pastoral care in the Archdiocese so that as a diocese (i.e. as parishes, communities, schools etc...) we can continue, with renewed faith and hope, Christ's evangelising mission.

Process

The process will include clergy, laity and religious at a diocesan level, but especially at a local parish and deanery level. The participation of those involved in pastoral care and providing pastoral care (priests, chaplains, deacons, religious) will be very important.

The focus of the process will be a reflection on three key themes:

  • Growing in Communion

  • Reaching out in Mission

  • Facing the Future/Possibilities for Pastoral Provision

The basis for reflection on these three themes will be Archbishop Kevin's paper Towards a Vision for the Diocese. Each theme is important and needs adequate time for reflection and discussion. The proposal is for a meeting of a little over an hour on each theme and the suggested outline for such a meeting is:

    

                Opening Prayer and reflection on Scripture

 

                Presentation of the topic .................................................................................

5 or 6 minutes

                Personal reflection on Archbishop Kevin's paper ........................................

5 minutes

                Sharing and discussion ...................................................................................

50 minutes

                Summing up .....................................................................................................

5 minutes

Timetable for Reflection Meetings

                Deanery Meetings for the clergy of the themes

 

                 'Growing in Communion' and 'Reaching out in Mission' ...............................

October to February

                Deanery Meeting for the clergy on the theme

 

                 'Facing the Future/Possibilities for Pastoral Provision' ................................

Lent 2007

                Meetings for laity in parishes on the themes

 

                 'Growing in Communion', 'Reaching out in Mission' and

 

                 'Facing the Future/Possibilities for Pastoral Provision' ................................

Lent 2007

                Meetings for Religious .....................................................................................

Lent 2007

                A meeting for representative clergy, laity and religious for each

 

                 parish in the deanery to collate feedback and responses as a deanery ....

End of April 2007

   

                Letter from Archbishop Kevin, drawing things together and looking to the future

 

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