Paul, our Parish Pastoral Worker, has gone to America on a working holiday of sorts. He was going over there to visit some friends for a couple of weeks and suggested that he would stay on for another four weeks to carry out some exploration while there.
What is he exploring though?
There are a number of parishes who are exploring new ways of bringing the mission of the Church to life. They are growing discipleship while continuing to be true to the message and the rites of the Church.
We, here in this pastoral area, have been following some of these and considering how the models they have developed might translate into our context. Paul will explore this further while there. He is maintaining an online blog while there and invites us to follow it and to ask questions and or comment on it.
See it here