Pastoral Development Newsletter

The Pastoral Development Office publishes a newsletter, entitled Altum, three times a year for Parish Leadership Groups throughout the diocese.

The name of the office’s newsletter, Altum, comes from the Latin phrase ‘duc en altum’ meaning ‘to put out into the deep’ taken from Christ’s invitation to his disciples in Luke5:4. The phrase was used by Pope John Paul II as a theme for the new millennium.

The office also publishes a Calendar of Ideas for Parishes to coincide with each issue of Altum. This offers ideas, suggestions and information on pastoral opportunities in the course of the months that follow that may be of interest to parish groups and those involved in pastoral leadership in their community. These are not meant as a ‘to do list’! Rather they are ideas and suggestions that might act as a springboard for parishes looking to plan for upcoming events and seasons.

The current issue of ‘Altum’ and the current ‘Calendar of Ideas for Parishes’ are available to view or download as PDF files.

The Archive Section allows you to access previous issues of Altum.

Current Pastoral Development Newsletter
Current Pastoral Development Calendar