The Diocese of Motherwell, Scotland, and Maryvale Institute in the Archdiocese of Birmingham, began their partnership in adult formation with a study day on Saturday 25th January in St Athanasius' parish, Carluke. Sixteen adults from throughout the diocese have begun their studies on the Certificate in Catechesis course to increase their own knowledge and understanding so as to contribute to the ministry of catechesis in their parishes.
Fr Thomas Magill, Episcopal Vicar for Mission & Evangelisation, commented: "It's wonderful to see so many people committed to and enthused by their faith, with a real eagerness to learn more and a desire to spread the Good News in service of our Lord and his Church.
"Today was a powerful experience of the synodality encouraged by Pope Francis through which all of us walk together and take responsibility for the mission to evangelise which is at the core of our Catholic faith."
Dr Marie Cooke, the Director of Further Education at Maryvale said: "I was inspired by meeting such a committed and enthusiastic group, including two young people, as this shows the hunger among parishioners for lifelong faith formation and their eager response when given the opportunity to contribute to the Church's mission and ministry."
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