We are excited to welcome you to the new website for Faith in Our Future, the Pastoral Plan for the Diocese of Parramatta!
To our long time readers, thank you for journeying with us to this watershed moment for our Diocese. To our new readers, it is great to have you with us as part of our ‘online family’.
Faith in Our Future will be officially launched by Bishop Anthony Fisher OP this weekend via his Pastoral Message which is available in advance on this website. To view, read or download Bishop Anthony’s message, click here.
By being a subscriber to our website you will receive the latest news on initiatives and diocesan announcements contained within our Pastoral Plan, and have ready access to practical resources and ideas for your parish, migrant community, ministry group or members to grow and share their faith. All of these various groups will find worksheets, prayers and tips to make the most of our Diocesan Pastoral Plan.
Our website will also be sharing news of how our parishes are taking up the Pastoral Plan in their communities and making it a reality, spreading the learned wisdom, creativity and experience of Catholic communities right across the Diocese.
With a commitment to increased collaboration and fresh expressions of our abiding Gospel mission, our Diocese seeks to respond to Pope Francis’ call to be “bold and creative in this task of rethinking the goals, structures, styles and methods of evangelisation”. However, it is only when people grow in the Gospel that our Church grows. Our expanding mission which needs your support, energy, gifts and time in order to succeed.
As Bishop Anthony has shared, Faith in Our Future aims to support and invite every member of our Diocese to become mature and missionary disciples, Catholics who know and love their faith and go into the world to “invite others to ‘come and see’ Jesus and ‘go and tell’ His story” (Faith in Our Future, 9).
You can contact our Pastoral Planning Office through this website if you are in need of any further information or would like more copies of our Pastoral Plan. We are eager to support you in any way we can, to grow and share the faith of your community and our Church as a whole as part of our twenty-first century mission in the Diocese of Parramatta.
Director, Pastoral Planning Office