Parish Evangelisation Team
Parish Leaflet 2015
Our Welcome Leaflet contains lots of useful information about the Parish.
About the Team
The St Peter's Parish Evangelisation Team (PET) came about after a training day on evangelisation in St Chad's Birmingham in May 2009. It was suggested that all parishes should have a Team.
Although evangelisation is basically bringing the Good News of Christ to others, it covers many areas such as sacramental preparation and support, social activities, parish missions and retreats, welcoming new parishioners, etc. etc. The main methods of evangelisation include witness of life, preaching, liturgy of the Word, the mass media, personal contact and the Sacraments. All Catholics have a duty to evangelise and it is a task not just for the Clergy or the Team.
The purpose of PET is to promote evangelisation by:-
- praying for the evangelisation work of the parish,
- suggesting creative ways for the parish to reach out to the local community,
- developing their understanding of Church teaching on evangelisation, and
- ensuring that evangelisation enjoys a high profile within the parish so that all can be involved to some extent.
We are basically a small planning team and have identified many areas of evangelisation and undertake parish visiting, promote RCIA sessions for interested non Catholics and encourage all parishioners to be more active in helping non-churchgoing Catholics back to our community. In line with our Archbishop's suggestion for a priority focus on non-churchgoing Catholics, we also see this as the main area to concentrate on. We have been involved in a number of initiatives over the years and details can be found in our notes of meeting. Together with the support of our Parish Priest, we continually discern the way the Holy Spirit wants us to proceed.
We meet every other month. If you feel drawn to help us, or just want to come and see, please contact one of the team.
There is a pink leaflet, Everyday Evangelising for.....Everyday Catholics in the display stand on the table at the back of church. This is essential reading for all Catholics.
Some of the Team are: Gareth Astell, Peter Dimambro, Christine Williamson and the clergy.
Contact telephone No. Peter 01926 428399