Pastoral life

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42). This description of the activities of the first Christians has served as the basis for describing the key tasks to be carried out by the Christian Community. In our time these key tasks can be named as: liturgy and prayer, education and formation, community building, outreach, leadership and administration. The heart beat of the pastoral life of the diocese is found in the sixty-one parishes. As well as this there are many groups and agencies who are committed to supporting and promoting pastoral initiatives at parish, regional and diocesan level in service of the reign of God. Some are listed here, others, such as education, are found in other parts. If you belong to an agency enhancing the pastoral life of the diocese, but are not included on our site, please contact us for inclusion.