Fr Ronald McAinsh CSsR reports, “At the June meeting of the Religious of the diocese, we responded to the invitation of Bishop Robson to see what we as Religious can do for ongoing evangelisation in the diocese.”
“Five religious congregations were represented, and it immediately became clear that an immerse variety of ministries and apsotolates were already being carried out. Here is a flavour of their work – missions, retreats, hospital visits, house visitation, hospital visitation, university and prison chaplaincies, clubs for children, catechetical instruction, encouraging family prayer and family rosary, and accompanying the lonely and the elderly.”
“Suggestions for further outreaches included initiating a grandparents’ day, pilgrimages to parts of the diocese, e.g. Kinnoull, a renewed ministry to youth, and reaching out to widows and widowers.”
“It was felt that it was necessary to strengthen the links with the clergy with whom we work, and this could be achieved by inviting two priests from each deanery to our next meeting.”
The religious communities in the diocese are invited to join once again in a Holy Hour, at St Joseph’s Chapel, Lawside, Dundee, on 19th October at 2.45pm. Priests and deacons are also invited.