DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: Faith in Our Schools

​A diocese is only as strong as the people who contribute to it. Thank you for your commitment to a genuine expression of faith of the Church.

The Creed is an expression of the faith and our schools sit with the parish which expresses the faith.

We pray throughout 2018 that we combine in our schools to express our faith - a community of disciples gathered around Christ ready to express the teaching from the Gospels - living out through witness and lifestyles which reflect the signs of the Gospel.

Pope John Paul 11 and Benedict said that the Church would only be as strong as the individuals and the groups that support the teachings of Jesus.

Witness in the faith expressed and the sharing of the faith through encountering others and sharing faith with another.

Pope Francis is saying that cultivating discipleship to be capable of transforming everything is pastoral conversion, to be mission orientated (Evangelii Guadium)

Perhaps as leaders in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle we can reflect on our mission in 2018.

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Dr Michael Slattery

Dr Michael Slattery is the Director of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.