“New Beginnings”, in one form or another, are all rooted in answering the question, “Who am I?”; “What do I stand for?”; “Where am I going in life?” Part of that journey for the Christian is knowing who Jesus is. Even Jesus is curious and asks: “Who do people say that I am?” That’s how it all begins! Who is Jesus?
How do we find out about him? Well, our Parish Catechists form the bedrock on which we carry out our mission to enable our First Holy Communion children, our Confirmation Candidates and from those who just come to the Abbey to enquire about the Catholic Faith, to those who take the plunge to embark on that journey to Baptism and full Communion in the Church. All of these journeys are about people discovering for themselves who Jesus really is and thus enabled by catechesis to declare with Peter: “You are the Christ!”.
Marianne Cuthbertson has been guiding and stewarding parish catechesis for the last 15 years and has now moved on. We give thanks for her ministry and wish her well as she embarks on a new phase of her life. As Marianne moves on, we give a very warm welcome to our new Parish Catechetical Coordinator, Daniel Ferguson, who has taken on the daunting task of continuing that stewardship. But he is very much up for that challenge!
I want to take this opportunity to also thank our catechists for their dedication and commitment. It is very much appreciated and valued. And on behalf of the Parish to wish them and Daniel every success and blessing as they hand on the faith to the next generation. Please keep him and them in your prayers and if you feel called to join them in this mission please contact the Parish Office or one of the priests!
Wishing you all every blessing and success for the year ahead.