Blog “Take the Way of the Gospel”

September 8th 2021

Pope Francis poses four key questions we might ask of our local parish:

  • Is it “in contact with the homes and the lives of its people?”
  • Is it “an environment for hearing God’s word, for growth in the Christian life, for dialogue, proclamation, charitable outreach, worship and celebration?”
  • Does it “encourage and train its members to be evangelisers?”
  • And is it “a sanctuary where the thirsty come to drink in the midst of their journey, and a centre of constant missionary outreach?” (The Joy of the Gospel 28)