Celebrating Stage 3 – Electronic Booklet PublishedWednesday 14th October 2020
On 4th October 2019 we launched Stage 3 of Hope in the Future at the Cathedral. Stage 3 focused on us Living the Sunday Eucharist.
Just months later, our churches were closed and receiving the Sacraments was difficult to do. Many of us made Spiritual Communion during this time.
While the circumstances were unusual and difficult, many parishioners around the diocese continued to live out their faith generally, but also in line with Stage 3 of Hope in the Future. A celebration booklet of everyone’s efforts has been published.
The booklet features parishes who have embraced digital and traditional methods of communication to keep parishioners in contact throughout the pandemic, as well as those who have gotten creative to host online prayer groups and dial-in Masses for those without an internet connection.
There is also an update on Caritas, links between Home, School and Parish and talks which have taken place both before lockdown and during, online.
The launch of Stage Four of Hope in the Future has been postponed. When the time is right, we will relaunch Stage Four of Hope in the Future. But for now, we will take a moment to pause; to remember those we’ve lost and to reflect on the challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic.