Serving as a Disciple

Ways of Doing

Intentionally developing networks leads to partnership in addressing needs.

Process for Engagement

In each of these ministries their work has an impact on the community around them. They are in touch with the communities of which they are part, challenging pre conceptions and having a positive influence on the world around them.

Often times, members of the community outside of the Catholic community were engaged as advisors, were sought for support and formed an integral part of the ministry. In this way the ministries opened the potential for participation to all people.

But the laity, by their very vocation, seek the kingdom of God by engaging in temporal affairs and by ordering them according to the plan of God. They live in the world…they live in the ordinary circumstances of family and social life, from which the very web of their existence is woven.

They are called there by God that by exercising their proper function and led by the Spirit of the gospel they may work for the sanctification of the world from within as leaven…Therefore, since they are tightly bound up in all types of temporal affairs it is their special task to order and throw light upon those affairs in such a way that they may come into being and then continually increase according to Christ to the praise of the Creator and the Redeemer. (Lumen Gentium, n31)

The faithful, more precisely the lay faithful, find themselves on the front lines of the churches life; for them the church is the animating principle for human society, therefore…they ought
to have an ever clearer consciousness not only of belonging to the church but of being the church. (Christifideles Laici, n9)

 

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