Design Questionnaire – March 2023
To become disciples of Jesus through meditation and service and the Building Hope journey
- The mission of the parish will be in the words of Jesus “Go make disciples of all nations” (Mt.28:19).
- To do this the parish will bring together into a dynamic unity
- Meditation and Service
- Contemplation and Action
- Contemplation will lead to action and the service of others will inform the rhythm of contemplation.
- The creative relationship between contemplation and action will lead into our weekly celebration of the Eucharist around the table of the Lord as “the source and summit of the Christian life” (Vatican II).
- An essential part of the mission of the parish will be to care for the gift of God’s creation so that together we can hand on a more habitable and healthier planet to the next generation.
Faith – The Person of Jesus Christ
Teaching Christian meditation to children and adults as supported by the World Community for Christian Meditation. Formation of lay people to lead Liturgies and Prayers. Faith program for young adults, youth development with local schools. Desert days on Tuesdays.
Promoting Contemplative Elders, Pilgrimages and Retreats.
Social Justice – The Person of Jesus Christ
Justice for the poor and the earth.
Outreach to the disadvantaged, through Peter Mc Verry SJ, SVP & Ukraine collections. Promoting the teaching of Pope Francis on the environment through the recent screening of The Letter and taking actions for our common home as a Lenten pledge.
Service – The Person of Jesus Christ
Formation of new PPC, Vision, Mission and logo for Meditation & Service, realigning the parish pastoral centre with the new vision and mission for the parish. Leadership formation in Christian meditation, formation of lay ministry and supporting volunteers in all aspects of parish activity in the light of our consultation at the Parish Assembly in May 2022.
Welcome – The Person of Jesus Christ
Welcome to all in and outside the parish (a monastery without walls), a new mission and logo for meditation and service. Improving communication tools on the website and social media to reflect the new mission of the parish, a family fun day on parish feast day in 2023, developing relationships with our local Catholic parishes (Ballinteer, Dundrum, Meadowbrook) and local sister Churches (Church of Ireland, Methodist).