The impression we often get from the media is that older people are a burden on society. Parishes can highlight how their wisdom, experience and prayers can help us all to appreciate the gift of life
The evangelical mission of the parish is sometimes on the periphery of its activities. In Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis urges us to let the missionary impulse enrich parish life. Here are some ways that it can
The title of a July Catholic People’s Week at a Lancashire Monastery next week is “Bringing Francis into the parish”. Since becoming Pope, Francis has issued Evangelii Gaudium (the “Joy of the Gospel”) and Laudato Si’ (“On the Care For Our Common Home”). He says: “An authentic faith, which is never comfortable or completely personal, always involves a deep desire to change the world” (EG183).The Catholic People’s Week will explore how this is realised in parishes.
In the early hours of 14 June, as news of the Grenfell Tower fire spread, and emergency services responded, so too did local faith communities. A Catholic chaplain explains the measures parishes should have in place
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