"Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ!" So said St Jerome, and so the Church holds today. If the Old Testament is 'old', why do we still revere it? What does it say to us in 2018 and beyond? Why do we pray the same prayers as our Jewish brothers and sisters?
For current Ministers of Holy Communion. Life-long formation for lay ministers in the Catholic Church ought to be part of our spirituality. One way of deepening our spirituality is to serve as a lay minister in a parish. Such ministry is more than simply routine service. Every minister needs to take time to reflect on its meaning, personally and for the wider community. We need to take seriously our spiritual and faith development, in the same way we take seriously our physical, emotional and psychological development.