The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have issued a reflection on post-pandemic recovery and the challenges faced by the Church in encouraging people back to the Church and her Sacraments.
A lot of work has been done to keep the parish community together by using social media and also the live streaming of masses for those who are unable to attend. We know from the demand of people booking in to attend mass at the moment that there is a yearning people to get back to the rhythm of their Catholic faith and the Catholic bishops have identified three groups of people most in need of support.
- Those who have lost the habit of coming to church and who may be anxious about doing so
- Those who may not want to re-establish a pattern of Catholic worship – who may have seen a gap widening between the spiritual dimension of their lives and any communal expression of that spiritual quest.
- The ‘Covid curious’ who may have encountered the Catholic Church for the first time during the pandemic
You can read reflection entitled the day of the Lord from the Catholic Bishops conference and look out for further information how we as a parish will try to minister to all of our parishioners,
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