Children's Ministry Update

Year B Matthew – Volume 12 Edition 4: 2017

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Dear Fellow Catechists

Greetings and blessings to each of you during this Season of Advent; and welcome to the last edition of ‘Children’s Ministry Update’ for this year!! Both Jenny and I hope that you have had a rewarding year and are able to take some time out for rest and special times with your loved ones.

We are all part of the New Evangelisation and Parish Renewal! We are part of this evangelisation as parents, grandparents and catechists; so, we say an enormous thank you for the wonderful work that you do. To those of you who are moving on from your role in children’s ministry, thank you for your service and we wish you every blessing for what lies ahead.  

In this edition we have highlighted certain events planned for early 2018 to help support your ministry, please come along. In particular, the annual Diocesan Catechetical + Commissioning Mass on Sunday 4th March @ 6pm, to which each of you is warmly invited to attend. Please put this particular event in your diary as it is our chance to formally acknowledge you and commission your ministry as part of the whole archdiocese. Also next year, we will continue to visit parishes to review the Sacrament process for the Initiation of Children within each Parish and discuss the needs of the Parish in this area. It is our hope that assistance  can be given to help parishes to continue  with the implementation of the ‘Framework’.   

Please access this Office for training in Liturgy of the Word with Children which all catechists in this area are asked to complete this training. As well as for weekend Masses, this process is also included in the ‘Framework’ as part of the Sacrament process. Family Catechesis is also a part of the ‘Framework’ so please keep a look out for invitations to seek assistance in this area as well.  

We extend our deepest gratitude for the wonderful gifts each of you bring to your ministry and ask that God continues to bless you and enthuse you in your service. Enjoy your break, take time out for yourself. We look forward to working together with you next year. May your Christmas be merry and bright with the light of God’s love, abundant blessings.

Sr Jenny Seal fdnsc and Carmen Balales

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