When I was given the opportunity to stand in for Teresa I tossed around (in my head) so many ideas. Should I make the article conversational? Should I outline a week in the life of a Family Ministry Coordinator? Or should I throw in some theological statements?
“We need to create still broader opportunities for a more incisive female presence in the Church….This presents a great challenge for pastors and theologians, who are in a position to recognise more fully what this entails with regard to the possible role of women in decision-making in different areas of the Church’s life.”
At the beginning of Term 4, St Therese’s Primary School, New Lambton, celebrated the centenary of the Apparition of Mary at Fatima which also coincided with National Rosary Day – an occasion to ‘pray for Australia and our youth together’.
I’m often asked “What do you do exactly in your role as Parish Family Liaison Officer?” Well, after four years on the job it’s fair to say that it’s a responsive ministry where no two days are the same. I sub- title the role ‘Faith, Family, Food and Fun’.