The Turn to Mission
All are in agreement that we need a missionary turn in the Church at this time. This theme was highlighted in Pope Francis’ Joy of the Gospel. The bishops of Quebec took up the theme in their recent document, the Missionary Shift of Christian Communities . And Archbishop Paul-André Durocher invites us to take concrete steps toward implementing this missionary shift in his pastoral letter.
The discussion guide below will help guide a reflection on Archbishop’s pastoral letter, the Turn to Mission in the Archdiocese of Gatineau. The questions correspond to the seven sections of this pastoral letter. You might want to use these questions for your personal reflection on the pastoral letter, or even better, to help guide discussion with others – in your family, in your parish, with the parish council, or within other parish groups. We hope that this guide will help you take a small step toward the turn to mission in the Archdiocese of Gatineau.
We also offer a series of short video capsule to help you in a collective comprehension of this letter.