Over 160 delegates met at the Archdiocese of Liverpool Assembly which was held on Saturday 20 November at the Centre for Evangelisation. The Assembly included priests, deacons, religious, teachers, chaplains, youth, and representatives from each of the twenty-four Pastoral Areas of the Archdiocese.
Following on the renewal of the church called for in the ‘Leaving Safe Harbours’ initiative, the Assembly looked at how we can evangelise through family catechesis and the reordering of the Sacraments of Initiation. Everyone present watched a DVD explaining the new approach to lifelong formation and took home copies of the DVD for use in their parish.
Consulting with delegates at the Archdiocesan Assembly and gathering insights and feedback from throughout the Archdiocese will help make Family Catechesis and the reordering of the Sacraments of Initiation a great blessing to the church, families and children. The Assembly is part of the process of consultation that has been ongoing for over two years.
During his recent visit Pope Benedict XVI asked us ‘to bring his peace into the world beginning house by house, family by family, town by town.’ The Assembly is an opportunity to ask how we can cast out our nets and evangelise our community and the world.
A full report on the Assembly will be available during the coming week.