So, what is a ‘vibrant’ parish? Recent research in the United states gives us some of the markers of an ‘alive’ parish. In this short workshop we discuss what those markers are, and how, as young people, you might contribute to the renewal of your own parish.
Fr John Adams is the Parish Priest of the the Parish of St Peter Chanel, Waimakariri, North of Christchurch. He is the Vicar for Education and Chairman of the Priests Council in Christchurch, as well as the chaplain for Hearts Aflame Catholic Summer School for young adults in New Zealand. He spent his former life as a teacher. He studied science after leaving school before living in London for a few years. He is interested in the whole area of parish renewal and lowering his golf handicap.