13Jun Nurturing the roots

Siobhán Larkin is a Holy Faith Sister who worked in New Zealand; she has lectured in All Hallows and has recently completed her Doctorate.
In this article she kindly shares some of the conclusions that she has drawn from her research.
Her thesis "puts the spot light on work that is being done by many committed lay people and suggests that education of this group in particular is imperative if this strong force within the Catholic Church is to be maintained and expanded."
"the renewal of the Church in Ireland is most likely to begin at grass roots level, and that it is in the renewal of parish life that the sense of belonging to the community of the Church will be revived."
"Official recognition of the place of lay people in ministry roles in Ireland is essential....... At national and diocesan level it is essential that ways of financing the education of adult lay people, particularly those who are undertaking significant roles, is found."

13Jun 13 June. Monday, Week 11

St Anthony of Padua, optional memorial

1st Reading: 1 Kings 21:1-16

After condemning Naboth of blasphemy, King Ahab seized his precious vineyard

Later the following events took place: Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard in Jezreel, beside the palace of …

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