Bishop Terry is inviting clergy and lay-faithful to a study day to explore Pope Francis’ vision of what the Church needs to be both now and in the future.

Priests and deacons and two specially chosen representatives from each parish in the diocese will be asked to take up the Holy Father’s challenge to be missionary disciples in missionary parishes in a missionary Church. 

The speaker is Father Eamon Mulcahy CSSp, who has led spiritual retreats for priests, religious and lay-people all around the world, including our own Scripture Festival last spring.

Bishop Terry intends the day to begin a process that will enable the clergy and parish representatives to offer witness and feedback to their parishes.

It is also hoped it will lead to benefits such as the setting up of parish groups to look more deeply into the next practical steps to be taken towards realising the Holy Father’s objectives.  

Lay representatives will be chosen who are able to contribute to the Church both now and in the future.

The study day is at the Lakeside Conference Centre, York, on Saturday June 8 from 10am to 3.30pm. The cost is £25, which includes a buffet lunch. 

There will be a further study day on intentional discipleship at a date to be confirmed.

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