Children's Ministry Update

Children's Ministry Update containing articles of interest and notice of upcoming events is emailed to parish coordinators each term. Hard copies of the newsletter is posted to those coordinators who do not have access to email. The current edition of the Children's Ministry Update along with previous editions can be accessed here.

To have items of interest from your parish included in Children's Ministry Update forward them to this office as per the contact page.


Year B Mark – Volume 13 Edition 2: 2018

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Dear Catechists

Welcome to the second edition of the ‘Children’s Ministry Update’ newsletter for 2018. I hope that you are all in good health and are coping with the busyness of life. Hard to believe that we have celebrated Easter and are now well and truly into preparing and celebrating the Sacraments of Initiation within our parishes.

The main work of this office so far this year has focused on the Sacraments of Initiation review where we have met with the teams to discuss this whole area. More details about this can be found on page 8. A wonderful by-product of these visits has been the opportunity to provide support in the areas of catechist formation, training in leading Children’s Liturgy of the Word, facilitating Godly Play workshops and assisting in the designing of new Sacraments of Initiation programs. We are only too happy to answer your call in wanting us to come out to do some work with the catechists. It is a delight to be with them and offer our services to the parishes.

In this newsletter, we unpack the GOSPEL of MARK and outline the unique leadership style of Jesus. We also offer some reflections and activities around the theme of THE MIGHTY WORKS OF JESUS IN MARK’S GOSPEL. We hope they can spark off some further ideas for you as a leader in your important ministry with children. We trust that the Holy Spirit continues to nourish you in your work!

With every blessing, Carmen Balales and Sr Jenny Seal 

Please download newsletter below to read more.

 Gospel of Mark 2018.pdf