Ministry Sunday Collection

This weekend (May 18th/19th) we will, for the first time, hold a
new collection which will be called the
Ministry Sunday Collection (2nd collection).
This new annual collection will replace the Share
Collection and will be devoted to supporting the
building up of new forms of lay ministry in our
parishes. The work of spreading the Gospel of Jesus in
our changing religious culture will require more lay
men and women working in various ways alongside our
priests at the heart of parish communities.
The Ministry Sunday Collection is about ensuring that
we will have the people we need – men and women who
will be to the fore in making our parishes vibrant faith
communities into the future. While many of those
involved will be volunteers, we will have to equip and
train leaders and provide facilities for formation. We
want to work towards a situation where all
parishes in this Archdiocese benefit from their gifts and
expertise. The new collection is one step in that
process. Your support will be greatly appreciated.