Children's Ministry Update

Children's Ministry Update containing articles of interest and notice of upcoming events is emailed to parish coordinators each term. Hard copies of the newsletter is posted to those coordinators who do not have access to email. The current edition of the Children's Ministry Update along with previous editions can be accessed here.

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Children’s Ministry newsletter

Year A: Matthew | Volume 15 | Edition 3 | 2020

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Dear Catechists and all involved in Children’s Ministries,

Welcome to our third newsletter for 2020.

We hope you are all well amidst the uncertainties, concerns and struggles of our times. As we adjust to all the changes brought about by the situation the world is currently  facing we are slowly and cautiously, but courageously finding ways to move forward into new normalities of being a Christian community. Now more than ever we are all called to find new ways to connect and reflect on the mystery of the presence of God in our lives.

As you know, Archbishop Pat on  July 11,  wrote to Parish Priests and on July 23 to schools, informing them that he gave delegation to the Parish Priest to celebrate Confirmation in their respective parishes for 2020 only. Since then, Sacrament Teams, have been busy reorganising preparation programs and procedures so as to find the best solution for each local reality in line with COVID-19 Safe Protocols and Plans. Some parishes have judged that they would prefer to postpone confirmations until 2021 but others are working towards completing the initiation journey with their families this year.

Whichever situation your parish may be in, we know that we need to stay positive and continue to be people of hope. The gradual easing of COVID-19 restrictions in SA has allowed us the opportunity of restarting some of our community activities. We are called upon, not to pick up from where we left off, but to recommence with a different, renewed outlook on what it means to be a Church community.   

How can we best support the children and families engaged in catechesis who have been burdened by extra difficult circumstances in these past months? What can we learn as a Christian community from this period? We would really love to hear from you if you have any nice stories of how you have connected with your children and families remotely or if you are working on any exciting proposal you would like to offer in the future. You can email your ideas or reflections to us: elena.moffa@cesa.catholic.edu.au and/or jenny.seal@cesa.catholic.edu.au. We would love to hear from you and together explore new ways of continuing to bring the Good News into our communities.

Thank you for everything you do in your parishes and schools.

With blessings,  
Elena Moffa and Sr Jenny Seal fdnsc

Latest newsletter is available below.

 Newsletter 3 2020 (2).pdf