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Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for 2020
Catholics in China
We pray that the Church in China may persevere in its faithfulness to the Gospel and grow in unity.
Since 1996, CaFE, with encouragement from the Vatican, have been producing a wide variety of modern and attractive DVD resources for Catholics. A growing number of Anglican parishes are also successfully using CaFE.
CaFE helps people of all ages in a relaxed, welcoming 'café' style atmosphere to learn, share and pray together.
A whole library of easy-to-run, TV-quality resources is available and is categorised into four main areas:
- Faith Formation
- General Resources
The CaFE courses inspire and empower regular church-goers and also inform those exploring the faith in a modern and non-threatening manner.
CaFE courses are an ideal follow-on to an Alpha course.
PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY CHECK-UP
Every parish has some form of social ministry because the Catholic faith is profoundly social.
We live our faith in our families, in our parishes, in our workplace, in the community, and in the world. It is important to periodically check how we are doing in terms of social ministry'. The purpose of this tool is to assist parish teams and social concerns committees to assess how they are doing at any given time with parish social ministry efforts within their parish. The term social ministry is used as a broad term to encompass a variety of activities referred to with different terminology (Christian service, social concerns, social justice, pastoral care. respect life, etc.) in different parishes. The common denominator is that social ministry involves putting our faith into action based on the principles of Catholic social teaching.