OUR PARISH MISSION — 28 June to 4 July From the ICPE Team - This parish mission has two main aspects - the visitations and the teaching seminars. Members of our team split in twos and visit parishioners in their homes, particularly those in need or those who have not been attending Church for a while. We often do more listening than talking - people want to talk about their lives, their faith, and their struggles.
Sometimes they are open to receive prayer, often they want to hear our own experiences of God and His action in our lives. They are encouraged to have faith and to come back to the Church.
The 3-evening seminar is geared towards people who are active in their parish and are looking for more. The evenings include personal testimony, dance and drama, and talks that are both practical and inspirational. The topics deal with our own personal faith as well as how to share it with others in our parish. At the end of each evening there is time for personal talks as well as prayer ministry.
Parish Seminars 7.15-8.45 pm.
Venue: Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, 197 Broadway Avenue.
Wednesday, 1 July 2015 "Knowing the GIFT"
Thursday, 2 July 2015 "Receiving the GIFT"
Friday, 3 July 2015 "Being the GIFT"
The ICPE team usually spends a week in a parish. In between visitations we run programmes at local Catholic schools and youth groups. The team members often stay with different families in the parish. This in itself provides blessing and encouragement for the families involved and also builds friendships which last long after the parish mission ends.