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"Go Out and Bear Fruit"

Salid a dar fruto

Salid a dar fruto

Jesús dijo: ’Yo soy la vid. Vosotros sois las ramas. El que permanece en mí produce mucho fruto porque sin mí no podeis hacer nada.

Vosotros no me escogisteis a mí, sino yo a vosotros. Yo os encargué de que fueseis y dieseis fruto, fruto que permanezca para siempre.
Juan 15: 5, 16
El obispo Crispian dice que ‘Juntos hemos llegado a la etapa donde podemos enumerar las prioridades pastorales de la diócesis y aceptar la responsibilidad de ellas.’ Esta hoja destaca lo que serán las prioridades de nuestro trabajo en la Diócesis de Portsmouth en los próximos anos. Estas prioridades son el título del plan diocesano Salid a dar fruto. Esta información se puede obtener en vuestra parroquia.

LA IMPORTANCIA CENTRAL DE LA MISA DEL DOMINGO

La misa del domingo es el elemento central de nuestra identidad y misión. Los grupos de líderes de las nuevas Areas Pastorales serán los responsables de asegurar que la misa del domingo esté al alcance de todos en lo posible. Ellos también tratarán de guardar la identidad de la comunidad local. A menudo en los centros que ya existen, y en las comunidades, se seguirá celebrando la misa, aún cuando se celebre con menos frecuencia.

AREAS PASTORALES MAS GRANDES

Las Areas Pastorales Más Grandes son una nueva etapa en nuestro desarrollo como diócesis. Serán más extensas que las parroquias actuales y, en la mayoría de los casos, que los ‘deaneries’ (grupos parroquiales.) Son la oportunidad para todos nosotros de usar los dones y talentos que Dios nos ha dado para estar seguros de que haremos el mejor uso de nuestros recursos, especialmente de la gente. Empezando desde ahora, miraremos quiénes somos en nuestra comunidad católica local, qué recursos tenemos y cómo podemos trabajar mejor juntos ahora y en el futuro.

LITURGIA Y SACRAMENTOS

En la liturgia nos introduce al gran trabajo de salvación y sanación de Cristo. Esto es lo que da la vida y significado a la Iglesia. La liturgia es algo que hacemos juntos; una acción de Cristo en la que tomamos parte. Todos debemos estar listos para ser parte activa de nuestras liturgias y para preparar a los ninos y a los adultos para recibir los sacramentos.

COLABORACION EN EL TRABAJO

Unos dependemos de los otros en todo lo que hacemos. Pensad como el Padre, el Hijo y el Espíritu Santo trabajan juntos en la Santísima Trinidad. Si esa es la manera en que Dios trabaja, así es cómo deberíamos hacerlo nosotros. Cuando todos juntos traemos nuestros regalos, cuanto nos enriquecemos mas.

CONTINUIDAD EN LA FORMACION PARA TODOS.

Información en la fe es para todos nosotros en cada etapa de nuestra vida, ya seamos laicos, religiosos u ordenados. Todos somos responsables por profundizar nuestra relación con Jesus. Esto puede ser a través de la oración, de las escrituras, de la liturgia y de muchos otros medios. Qué podríais ofrecer? Qué más os gustaría conocer acerca de eso?

El EJERCICIO DEL ENCARGO (STEWARDSHIP): EL MEJOR USO DE NUESTROS RECURSOS

Todo lo que somos y tenemos es un regalo de Dios. Somos los encargados, depositarios del regalo de la Creación y todo lo que nos da la vida: nuestro tiempo, nuestro tesoro, nuestros talentos y los unos a los otros. Para ayudarnos con esto, un programa de encargo se introducirá en la Diócesis en los próximos anos.

LLEGAR A LA GENTE: LA MISION DE LA IGLESIA

Nuestro trabajo es compartir el amor de Dios alrededor nuestro. Cómo alcanzar a nuestros vecinos, sean quienes fueren y dónde estén? Qué tiene todo esto que ver con llegar a ser una Diócesis de Concurso Justo?

APOYANDONOS EL UNO AL OTRO

Jesús trató a cada persona que conoció como un regalo del Padre. Nosotros estamos llamados a hacer lo mismo. Cada uno de nosotros tiene única y esencial vocación. Se ha creado un nuevo equipo diocesano para ayudar a cada quien que reconozca su vocación distinta, sea personal, profesional o pastoral.

 

3 River Pastoral Plan

Our Bishop Crispian says, “Together we have arrived at the stage when we can name the pastoral priorities for the diocese and accept responsibility for them.”

For 3 Rivers, the model below highlights the 8 priorities which are the ‘headlines’ of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan, ‘Go Out and Bear Fruit’. This is what we will focus on for the next few years as we play our part in the Diocese of Portsmouth.

For more information, please contact our Pastoral Area Leadership Team has been established to plan and implement the development and growth of the 3 Rivers Pastoral Area - the current members are:

  • Bishops Waltham - Father John Buckley, Charles Forrest
  • Eastleigh, Fair Oak & Chandlers Ford - Father Michael Dennehy
  • North Baddesley & Romsey - Father George Lyons

Roll you mouse over each priority for more information

 

Why Pastoral Areas?

The present shape and form of our parishes and deaneries has evolved over the life of our Diocese, usually from very small, humble beginnings, and often reflecting the development and changes that have taken place in most areas over the last century or more. The proposals for larger Pastoral Areas are another stage in the evolution of the Diocese.

The development of Pastoral Areas, which will be larger than existing parishes, and, in most cases, smaller than existing deaneries, will

  • ensure that Sunday Mass is accessible to as many people as possible on a local basis
  • affirm and support priests in the essentials of their pastoral and sacramental ministry
  • endeavour to maintain the distinct identity of smaller pastoral groupings, e.g. churches, Mass centres, schools, hospitals
  • enable the continuing growth of hospital, prison and school chaplaincy teams, which may include priests, deacons, religious and lay people
  • provide pastoral care and catechesis more effectively
  • share gifts and expertise on a wider basis
  • be an opportunity for the further development of leadership skills by a larger group of people
  • promote efficient and coordinated use of resources, especially people and buildings
  • create more opportunities for ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue and shared initiatives
  • enable greater priority to be given to outreach, especially evangelisation and involvement in the local community.

THE ORGANISATION OF PASTORAL AREAS

We are about discerning how we can become more effective disciples of the Lord and what we need to do so that the Gospel can be more powerfully proclaimed.
(Bishop Crispian, Pastoral Letter January 2006)

PASTORAL AREA

A Pastoral Area is a geographical area of the diocese within which resources and efforts are shared so as to enable us to proclaim more effectively the Good News in the world in which we live. The Pastoral Area is the level at which pastoral needs are discerned and addressed and all pastoral activity is planned. For example, the Area might take on a particular outreach project in the local community, such as supporting a drop-in centre; preparation for the celebration of sacraments could be coordinated and perhaps offered at Area level; training for readers, catechists and other ministers could take place at Area level or across two Areas.

WORSHIPPING COMMUNITY

A worshipping community is a group of people who gather regularly to celebrate the Eucharist in a particular place e.g. church, chaplaincy, prison, school.

PRIEST

Each priest has responsibility for certain worshipping communities and for building up a close relationship with these. The allocation of pastoral responsibilities within the Area will be decided by the clergy (priests and deacons) together. This will include the celebration of Mass, but may also include weddings, funerals, baptisms, the sacraments of reconciliation, anointing of the sick, and other pastoral matters. Through ordination, a bond is formed between the bishop and priest – and therefore between the priests themselves. The Pastoral Area provides a means of that unity being lived out by each priest for the good of the people they are ordained to serve and supports them in that service.

COORDINATING PASTOR

The Coordinating Pastor directs the pastoral action of the Area and is responsible for it to the bishop. He is entrusted with the pastoral care of the priests and deacons within the Area, together with the task of discerning and enabling the use of their many gifts. With the other clergy he fosters and encourages lay leadership at all levels within the Area. The advantage of his particular role is that it enables him to keep an overview of the pastoral life of the Area – for the good of the people in that part of the diocese, as well as his brother priests and deacons.

DEACON

A deacon is part of the Leadership Team of the Area, and works closely with the priests of the Area. The deacon shares in the pastoral responsibilities within the Area and also maintains specific links with particular worshipping communities.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

The Leadership Team consists of priests, deacons and lay people, and is led and chaired by the Coordinating Pastor. In the light of the Diocesan Plan, ‘Go Out and Bear Fruit’, the Leadership Team is responsible for
• the pastoral care of the Area
• discerning and coordinating the gifts and strengths of the community in the service of communion and mission
• ensuring that the opportunity to celebrate Sunday Mass is available to as many people as possible
• fostering the growth and development of all the worshipping communities in the Area

AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL

The Area Pastoral Council works with the Leadership Team to implement ‘Go Out and Bear Fruit’ by discerning the pastoral needs of the Area. The Pastoral Council advises and supports the Leadership Team in addressing those needs, drawing on the wisdom and experience of the worshipping communities in the Area.

WORSHIPPING COMMUNITY PASTORAL GROUP

Where appropriate, a Pastoral Group may be formed for a worshipping community, or an existing pastoral council developed in the light of the new situation. It is hoped that existing pastoral councils will play a key role in helping worshipping communities to become part of their Pastoral Area. The Pastoral Group works closely with the Leadership Team and the Area Pastoral Council in discerning and addressing the particular needs of the worshipping community within the context of the Area and the wider community.