Diocese of Middlesbrough. AND ‘PASSING ON THE FAITH’. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough is part of the province of Liverpool . It was founded in 1878, with the splitting of the Diocese of Beverley which had covered all of Yorkshire .
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Diocese of Middlesbrough
‘PASSING ON THE FAITH’
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough is part of the province of Liverpool.
It was founded in 1878, with the splitting of the Diocese of Beverley which had covered all of Yorkshire.
Middlesbrough Diocese covers an area of 4,000 km² in North Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire, together with the City of York.
87 parishes – some clustered, moving towards operating as ‘one’ parish
Served by 60 priests
Restructuring from 10 into 4 deaneries
59 RC schools
Parish & Family
Trained/commissioned pastoral ministers
Trained/commissioned liturgical ministries
Celebrating Family – building network for active family-life ministry
Catholic Heads network in NE
Primary Heads cluster groups
RE Co-ordinators – cluster groups
Christ at the centre
To evangelise & make Christ know to all
Commitment to providing schools and colleges that:
Strong catholic identity – best possible RC education
Welcoming, compassionate communities – all loved and valued
Live out social teaching – community cohesion
Contribute to creation of educated, skilled, loving and generous society
Work in partnerships
Language – ‘families’ not parents
Newsletters to parishes and priests
Parish visits to schools
Jointly funded chaplaincy co-ordinators
Time for reflection in schools
With Parents as primary educators
Encourage parents/build trust
Effective communication with parents
Use children to involve parents
Include parents in schools activities
Parish activities brought into school
Have school reps on the parish council
To really hear all 3 voices
For example: to build on work
Engaging with the parents of children in Catholic primary schools – finding new ways…..
Eg… 1st Holy Communion parents: work with parents and empower parents to work with children
eg…to invite them to remain connected with the Parish at the point of departure from Primary School
WE HOPE THE PILOT WILL FURTHER INFORM……
RCIA as model for Catechesis/Passing on our Faith: ENABLING OUR FAMILIES