Message to Pastors: ‘Don’t go looking for those who are prudent, measured, detail-oriented…’

The Deacon's Bench | 7/15/2019 | Staff
Kaliela101 (Posted by) Level 3
Click For Photo: https://wp-media.patheos.com/blogs/sites/56/2012/05/praying_at_church.jpg

Some surprising and challenging advice:

The papal vicar for Rome has asked every pastor in the diocese to form a “pastoral team” of about a dozen “courageous explorers” to help launch a new neighborhood missionary outreach.

Angelo - De - Donatis - Vicar - Letter

“Don’t go looking for those who have shown they are prudent, measured and detail-oriented,” Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, the papal vicar, wrote in a letter to pastors July 11.

Instead, he said, the team should be made up of “people who draw outside the lines, people whom the Holy Spirit has made passionate about imperfection.”

Diocese - Year - Cry - City - Communities

The diocese’s 2019-2020 pastoral year is focused on “listening to the cry of the city” and responding with stronger parish communities, a greater focus on Sunday Mass, visiting the poor and lonely, providing concrete assistance to those in need and reaching out to young people and families.

Cardinal De Donatis suggested the priests look for 12 people to serve...
(Excerpt) Read more at: The Deacon's Bench
Wake Up To Breaking News!
Tagged:
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to Long Room!

Where The World Finds Its News!