Bishop John Arnold launched Hope in the Future as sn initiative designed to help grow the Church for future generations; and answer the call of Pope Francis for us all to be Missionary Disciples.

In a Pastoral Letter read out in the churches in the Diocese this weekend, the Bishop reminded parishes of their missionary purpose:

“Pope Francis urges us to be aware of the poverty, isolation, marginalisation and needs of people around us and to bring the practical care of the Gospel to them. In order to do that effectively we must always be strengthening our own communities with a worthy celebration of the Sacraments, a life of prayer, an effective and engaging catechesis of the faith for the young and those who may feel drawn to our Church.”