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The sun shone on Canon Frank at Mass on Sunday...
and it also shone on our Parish Community this weekend as we invited parishioners to come along and talk about our collective findings from the recent Synod questionnaires.

Approx 35 people came into the hall on Sunday for refreshments and a chance to talk, in groups, about the findings which have been submitted to the Diocese recently.

We also heard how the re-starting of a Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) soon will help to be the eyes and ears of the wider community, in helping shape our parish into the future on matters of liturgy and evangelisation etc.

Fr Frank was delighted with the turnout of people
"... the laity will have a more and more important role to work alongside the clergy in the future of the Catholic Church and so this amount of interest in our Synod response was very encouraging."

Pastoral Ministry for the laity - Would you like to find out more....?

"As far back as 2012, Pope Benedict XVI was advocating the need for greater involvement of the laity in the life of the Church.
The Synodal Process has already shown that there is a desire by the laity to be more involved and a need for solid formation to give people the confidence to respond.

Clifton Diocese offers two in-depth courses in support of this need: The Loyola Certificate in Pastoral Ministry and The Clifton Ministry Skills Programme.

If you are interested or intrigued to find out more, then do join us for one of two online information sessions taking place on 26 April and 28 April at 7pm (Microsoft Teams).
The information sessions will outline the purpose of the courses, introduce you to current students and provide the opportunity for asking questions and gaining sufficient information about how to apply. Sign up via the Eventbrite links for the session you wish to attend by going to the Clifton diocese website: 

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