Resources Handbook For Parishes

Photo shows Fr Myles McSweeney greeting parishioners after Sunday Mass as the parish celebrated Ice Cream Sunday in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland

In this section of our website you will find a series of handbooks with suggestions and information on different pastoral initiatives that might be of interest to your parish pastoral council or assembly or other groups within the parish.

Each of the Resources Handbooks focuses on a particular dimension of the pastoral life of Church and offer ideas and information about how a parish might seek to engage the community in different aspects of the Church’s life.

These are not a list of things that a parish pastoral council or assembly should do or that they are expected to do. They are offered simply as ideas to stimulate the community’s own reflection on how they might respond to the various needs and opportunities within their own parish. Hopefully they offer enough information and resources for groups to get started if they choose to follow up on one of the suggestions.

We wish you well in all that you decide to do together.

Each handbook can be viewed or downloaded as a PDF file. Simply click on the title of the handbook you wish to view on the menu on the right hand side of this page.