Dialogue is one way of describing the process whereby the whole people of God – laity and clergy – develop the life of worship and the community of the parish. But these are not simply “ends” in themselves. Saint Pope John Paul 2 says in “On the Threshold of the new millennium (“Novo Millennio Ineunte”) that worship (“contemplating the face of Christ”) and “building a loving communion or communion” are ways of preparing and equipping us to go out to fulfil and follow the way of Christ – in “the loving service of all that exists”. We can call this the mission of the Church, or using our baptismal gifts to be “missionary disciples” of Christ. It can take as many forms as there are needs in the world beyond our church doors. Dialogue makes us missionaries!
|The Justice and Peace Commission website provides much useful information about becoming involved in the wider community||J&P Commission|
|The CAFOD website has many suggestions for getting involved in our global community||National CAFOD|
|A good source of information about what is happening ecumenically in Yorkshire is the West Yorkshire Ecumenical Council website||WYEC|