“I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. No one should think that this invitation is not meant for him or her, since no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord.”
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium
Hope in the Future is an invitation from Bishop John Arnold, to every parish in the Diocese of Salford to recognise and develop their missionary identity and their call to evangelise.
“I ask for your active participation in both prayer and action. If we were all to undertake just one task in our parishes we would transform the witness we give and make a difference to the lives of so many people.”
Bishop John Arnold
You can find full details of the Hope in the Future project on the Diocese of Salford website. Click here .
First and foremost this process needs to be rooted in prayer and sustained by prayer which is why we are encouraged to pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
There is a particular novena as a resource to help us do this.
The Hope in The Future Prayer
Hope in the Future, builds on Faith in the Future. The theme of Hope which is key to the catechesis of Pope Francis.
It is a five stage journey:
For more information on these five stages, please click here