In 2013, Pope Francis shared his dream of a “missionary option” for parishes, encouraging them to grow more connected to “the world of our time” with a spirit marked by the deep joy of knowing Christ, one that is meant for everyone (Evangelii Gaudium, #1, 10, 27).
As a next step to responding to this call, the English sector of the Archdiocese of Montreal launched its first Parish Vitality Conference back in November 2014, with “Doors Wide Open”, to help provide support, inspiration and resources to our faith communities. In 2016, “Unleashing Our Gifts” was launched, exploring the God-given gifts each of us has and recognizing how these gifts can best help our world, within our own communities and families.
This fall will mark the third of our Parish Vitality Conference series, organized by the Office for English Pastoral Services. Find out more about what’s in store this November 16 and 17!