‘Who are you looking for?’
The question asked to Mary in the garden still has echoes today. Jesus called Mary by name and she recognised him as the Lord. Then she was able to share with other people the good news of the resurrection.
Faith is a life-long journey. We hear the call of Christ and recognise him as the Lord; we share this experience among our family and friends and in our parishes. But this is not the end of the story. Again and again we find ourselves searching, sometimes struggling with faith and other times being inspired to go deeper.
God comes to us disguised as our life… (Richard Rohr)
Faith development is about supporting people in their faith journey – in discovering the presence of God in life; in opening up the Word of God; in participating in parish life and worship, and in sharing the Good News with others.
A hunger for God: Sharing the Gift.
‘There is a spiritual hunger today in our world and in our diocese… The Church can and should address this hunger by representing the Good News in the language of our times…’ Pilgrim Steps, Cork and Ross, 2005
Faith development is also about evangelisation – sharing the Good News with others. In the coming Year of Faith we will explore how our parishes can become communities of evangelisation.
”We wish to confirm once more that the task of evangelising all people constitutes the essential mission of the Church. Evangelising is in fact the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity.” (– Evangelii Nuntiandi: 14)
Coordinator: Address: Parish Pastoral Development Office, Parochial House, Ballyphehane, Cork.
Resources for Adult Faith Development
- Alpha Course: a presentation of Christian faith over ten sessions. It is supported by all Christian churches email: firstname.lastname@example.org Paddy Monaghan, national co-ordinator 01-236-9821.
If there is a demand for an Alpha/Youth Alpha Training Day please contact Paddy or Anne. Alpha Ireland would be happy to facilitate it.
- Faith CaFE DVD’S for use in adult faith sessions
- Perpetual Adoration or contact Denis Coffey, 086-821-5407 or 021-477-1301
- Little Books, Paddy Gorman, or email
- Parish Cell Evangelisation