A Message from Bishop Stephen

Dear Sisters & Brothers,

In order to grow as a synodal Church it is important that we all have a chance to pray and discern how the Holy Spirit is inviting us to grow in mission in our parishes and communities. To facilitate this, I together with others, offer an initial Diocesan vision for your prayerful reflection. Our discerned Diocesan commitments are: 

  • To Walk with Jesus and Enable Others to Encounter Him; 
  • To grow as One Diocesan Family- Rebuilding Relationships;  
  • Forming and Developing People for Mission; 
  • Living Justly and Caring for Our Common Home. 

Each of these commitments are developed in the vision. It is not my intention to impose this vision. It is offered for further reflection and I invite all of our parishes and communities to prayerfully reflect on them. We offer accompanying resources and support to enable this reflection. Please contact your parish office if you would like hard copies of these materials which are all available on the diocesan website.

With assurance of prayers, + Stephen

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