‘Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Gospel to all creation.’
This document provides a brief introduction into this process and what this invitation means for you and your parish. What is ‘Take the Way of the Gospel’ inviting us to? We are being called — laypeople and clergy together — to a renewed sense of our missionary purpose. Exploring and dreaming a missionary way forward lies at the heart of our baptismal call to live out the Gospel. It is something that Pope Francis talks about in his Apostolic Letter, Evangelii Gaudium (2013): ‘I dream of a “missionary option”, that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything, so that the Church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channelled for the evangelization of today’s world rather than for her self-preservation. The renewal of structures demanded by pastoral conversion can only be understood in this light: as part of an effort to make them more mission-oriented, to make ordinary pastoral activity on every level more inclusive and open.’
Parish Coordinators: Mr Tony Frizza and Mrs Daniella Sutera.
Notes from the Parish Pastoral Council
Parish Meetings Dates have now been set for the “Take the Way of the Gospel” Parish discernment meetings.
- Queenscliff at 10.00am on Wednesday, October 26th in the Sr Patrice Room at St Aloysius Catholic Primary School.
- Ocean Grove at 7.00pm on Thursday, November 10th in the Hall at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School.
- Ocean Grove at 10.00am on Monday, November 14th in the Hall at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School.
- Barwon Heads at 10.00am on Friday, November 18th at the Holy Family Church.
The meetings are intended to determine a Parish response to Archbishop Comensoli’s proposals for “mission” and inter-Parish cooperation and to allow for parishioner feedback to the Parish Pastoral Council on the “health of our Parish”. If unable to attend a time proposed for your Mass centre, you are most welcome to attend at one of the other Mass centres.