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Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham
under the patronage of Saint John Henry Newman

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February 2020: summary of progress to date and the next steps

The vision document of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham entitled Our Calling and Our Mission was launched in November 2019 on the 10th anniversary of the publication of the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetbus: "Providing for Personal Ordinariates for Anglicans entering into the full communion of the Catholic Church".

The document contains our mission statement and explains the three priorities for our work over the next five years. Subject sub headings under each priority are provided to provide a little more detail as to our key areas of work. Lead people have been appointed to oversee the development of Action Plans for each of the priorities.

The next stage of the work is to translate our vision and priorities for the future into practical initiatives adapted to the circumstances of each local group and mission community.

We want lay people to play a significant part in the process of discernment of our vision and to reflect on their own vocation and calling in response to the vision through prayer and discussion. We want to empower and support people to carry on good work and to help them to discern and use their gifts and creativity.

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All Group Pastors have now received a copy of the vision document together with a feedback form to record any discussions held locally. The local task is to embrace the call to help with our mission by identifying what each local group is currently doing under our three priorities, what they can improve on and what they might start based on their current situation and resources (with an outline of timescales and help required).

Further advice to Group Pastors can be provided by the three Action Plan leads if necessary. It is hoped that new programmes and support materials can be developed in due course based on local feedback. Group Pastors have been asked to return their initial feedback forms by early June (Trinity Sunday). All feedback received will be fed to the leads on each priority and used to develop detailed Action Plans.