Parish priests train in listening skills

Live-In Kappillani - 07/01/20

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The parish priests of Malta’s seventy parishes have just finished participating in a three-day intensive live-in seminar in listening skills. The training helps parish priests both to better undertake their mission as well as to prepare them for the Pastoral Plan the Archdiocese of Malta is expected to launch in the coming weeks. This Pastoral Plan will be based on the nurturing of four basis attitudes in the Church. These are: listening, welcoming, accompanying and reaching out.

Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna and Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi partecipated in the seminar which was held at the Seminary in Tal Virtu. Archbishop Scicluna delivered the concluding address based on the teaching of Pope Francis about discernment. He explained how discernment can help parish priests better their personal life as well as their pastoral encounters with lay people.

Parish priests were trained in skill needed to listen to the Word of God, listen to each other and listen or understand events happening around them. How to better understand and help youths was an important skill discussed during the live-in

The three-day live-in seminar was organised by the Council of Parish Priests.