During the next twelve months a number of resources will be made available to support Catholic parishes and individuals to contribute to the Papal Visit legacy.
Distribution: To every parish in England and Wales of the ‘Some Definite Purpose’ resource. Pick up your copy and share it with a friend.
Growing in Confidence: A text will be made available to read out at Masses on 20 February to precede the Feast of the Chair of St Peter, Apostle.
Journey of Faith: Collation of statistics from the Rite of Election (RCIA) and a selection of faith stories. Please send (having sought the necessary permissions) faith testimonies from your parish or deanery RCIA group to the Home Mission Desk for possible publication.
Outreach: A day conference focusing on outreach to non-churchgoing Catholics is happening on 26 March, with representatives attending from dioceses across England and Wales. All the materials will be published online to support and benefit parishes and deaneries.
Faith Nation: Launch of a new video resource to promote the sharing of faith.
Called and Sent: A format for an annual Parish Mission Commissioning will be published to be used ideally on Pentecost Sunday which falls on 12 June.
Adoremus te Domine: Deaneries are invited to have Blessed Sacrament processions as close as possible to the solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (26 June). Resources will be provided including a holy hour.
Pilgrim People: Individuals and parishes are invited to visit one of the Marian Shrines in the UK to pray for the intentions of Pope Benedict XVI and for Home Mission. They are also invited to support their diocesan pilgrimage which may happen another time in the year.
Home Mission Sunday, 18 September: This is an annual day of prayer for the work of evangelisation in England and Wales. Parishes will be invited to celebrate the first anniversary of the Papal Visit to the UK.
Little Way Week, 1 - 7: Seven days of service in the footsteps of St Thérèse of Lisieux Inaugural Newman Lecture and materials for parish study groups (date to be confirmed).
A Year With The Holy Father: Publication of materials to help parishioners revisit and study his words.
Come Home For Christmas: An initiative to invite non-churchgoing Catholics to reconnect with their local Catholic community. Resources will be provided.
Home Mission e-Briefing
Papal Visit Legacy resources sheet
If you’d like to receive one or both of these please contact the Home Mission Desk:
t: 020 7901 4818