To be a truly serving faith community responding to the call of God where we all celebrate, care and support each other and are active in our Parish Community.
We will become fully aware of ourselves as a ‘Ministering Community’, all part of the Body of Christ. We recognize that, through Baptism, we each receive a calling from the Lord to work in our many different ways. We will feel spiritually encouraged to be active in our Parish Community. We will be a gathering place where all feel welcome.
MAIN THEMES FOR THE FUTURE
1) The Parish Pastoral Council
The purpose of the Council is:
In fulfilling this purpose it will:
It is envisaged that the current Council will therefore require re-constituting and will require a larger and more representative Group than at present.
2) Ministry Groups
We will aim to strengthen our existing Ministry Groups, examining the particular call of each Ministry and the practicalities in exercising that call well. Each Ministry Group will seek to enrich what it does for the Parish recognising that their chosen vocation is part of its calling from the Lord. It will seek to understand more deeply its purpose thereby serving the Parish in a more fulfilling way. These Ministries should embrace all of the activities of the Parish; every participating Parishioner should recognise that they are part of the spiritual family of St Roberts. St Roberts should be served by the following Ministries:
Most of these are already active to varying degrees, others exist as a loose grouping of Parishioners, others need forming.
Monsignor Donal Lucy