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It is so encouraging to see a wide range of lay people emerging as co-workers in pastoral care willingly, generously and with competence.  I know that there are many who are only waiting to have the opportunity to do more and do things differently.  In this, I discern the Lord speaking to us and challenging all of us.”

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin



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The faith we have received was a gift that came to us in many cases from the hands of our mothers, from our grandmothers. They were the living memory of Jesus Christ within our homes. It was in the silence of family life that most of us learned to pray, to love, to live the faith. It was within family life, which then took on the shape of parish, school, community, that the faith came into our life and became flesh.”

– Pope Francis