Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are involved in developing a long-term pastoral plan for Gongoni Parish where before they did not have a pastoral plan with regard to ongoing Catechism.
During family visits to all the Catholic families in the parish and its outstations, they realized that the people did not have any ongoing Catechism or evangelization. People come in good numbers for Sunday liturgies but many are not baptized. Many do not receive any sacraments. Many couple’s marriages are not blessed in the Church. Very few receive eucharist during the liturgy. There is no ongoing catechism for children or adults.
This was the focus of discussion during the core team meeting which the Sisters and the priests have decided to have every month to share, discuss and plan for the parish. As a result last week they convened a meeting of all involved in any form of catechism and recruited new volunteers.
At this meeting, they drew up a long-term plan for ongoing Catechism in the parish and outstations for different groups preparing people for sacraments and ongoing evangelization of the faithful.