From Parish to Mission

The Ten Questions

I. The journeying companions
As we journey together let us look around. Who are you on the journey with and what persons or groups are marginalised and why?

II. Listening
How might our local Church better listen to lay people (and especially young people and women) and minorities and those who are not respected?

III. Speaking out
How can everybody be encouraged to communicate appropriately what is important to them?

IV. Celebrating
How might I be better able to participate in Mass and other liturgies?

V. Co-responsible in the mission
How can each Baptised person become a “missionary disciple”, revealing Christ to others through their words and deeds?

VI. Dialogue in Church and society
How might we improve our conversations within our diocesan family and also outside of it, (for example with people of different faiths, those who have no faith and those who have particular roles and duties in society)?

VII. With the other Christian denominations
Are our relations with our Christian brothers and sisters good? How might they be improved?

VIII. Authority and participation
How might we develop teamwork and a sense of co-responsibility in our local Church?

IX. Discerning and deciding
How might we improve the process of decision-making in our local Church, so that we truly listen and recognise that the Holy Spirit can speak through each one of us?

X. Forming ourselves in synodality
What formation is necessary within the local Church if we are to become better at listening to one another and sharing our insights with one another?