We are really looking forward to welcoming you all on Saturday 16th March for our Parish Vision Day. Thank you for all your prayers and good wishes for the day. All you need to bring is yourselves, open ears, minds and hearts, and a pen for writing. Lunch will be provided so there is no need to bring any food with you.
Our day begins with:
10.45am Coffee and tea
11am Keynote talk Fr Mark and Sarah Barreto
11.30am workshops x 5 areas on of parish life then mini plenary
12 noon workshops x 5 on other areas of parish life followed by mini plenary
12.30pm Short film 5 mins then explanation to break into 4 groups for Exercise 1 How we see ourselves now
1pm Explanation to break into 4 groups for Exercise 2 What the future might look like
1.30 Final plenary: The Game Plan and planning our vision for the way forward – Taking forward actions. Agreeing future events e.g. youth vision day also a review date and structure to examine how well the action points have been achieved in a year’s time.
“Put out into deep water and pay our your nets for a catch.”
BECOMING MISSIONARY DISCIPLES
Join Father Mark, members of the PPC and other parishioners on the Divine Renovation journey for a practical day looking at the future of our Parish with time for prayer, worship and reflection.
Our Parish Vision Day takes place at Our Lady & St Patrick Church in Teignmouth and starts with Mass at 10am followed by lively and interactive workshops and finishing with lunch at 2pm.
At our Vision Day we will be looking for ways to help us be better disciples and to be better able to share God’s love. The towns and villages of this Parish each have a different character, as have the churches that serve them. God has made us different. So at the Vision Day, the people of our Parish will be helped to find ways of discipleship and mission that work for them. We will work together to support one another as we develop a better idea of what needs to be done for our Parish and churches to flourish.
God loves the people in our towns and villages, so we are turning to him to discover his plans that will ensure his church has a future here.
Everyone who comes to or who has ever come to any of our churches is warmly invited to be involved.
The day is free of charge. Lunch will be provided.
You may find it useful to read ‘Divine Renovation: Bringing your Parish from Maintenance to Mission‘ by Father James Mallon before the Vision Day.