Bloom where you are
~ Saint Francis de Sales
It's your parish and God has a plan for you
Do you believe that God has placed you in your parish for a reason?
He is inviting you on a journey to grow in your faith and relationship with Him. To be a beacon of hope and life for those if your parish as you encourage them to start their own journey of knowing Him more and His plan for their life.
And it can be the parish God has called it to be
Your parish does not need to stay where it is - it is time to see your parish come alive.
PECS England works alongside your parish priest and your parish to help develop a model of formation and evangelisation based on small communities (cells) meeting, worshipping, praying and growing together. And just like the cells in all living organisms, they continue to multiply bringing life and growth to your parish.
Is it time to change your parish?
If PECS is something that you think would work in your parish the first thing to do is speak with your parish priest, God has placed him in your parish for a reason.
Show him this website, get him to get in touch and we can send him an information pack to get the conversation started. This could be the first step your parish needs to be able to change.
The commitment of the members of each cell for the evangelisation of their environment, for a personal conversion to Christ also contributes to the profound
renewal of parish life.
Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, 2015
USED BY PARISHES
Join the community of parishes who have embraced PECS for their own communities.
PECS England is a group of clergy and laity who support and promote the Parish Evangelisation Cell System (PECS) within Catholic Parishes in England.
PECS England is overseen by Fr Victor Vella who is the National PECS Coordinator for England.
Fr Victor works closely with the International Council of the Parish System of Evangelisation Cells and meets regularly with promoters and coordinators in various countries.
RECOGNISED BY THE VATICAN
The Pontifical Council for the Laity recognised the International Council (Organismo Internazionale) as an 'international instrument of evangelization' on 2nd April 2009 and approved the Parish cell system experimentally for a period of five years.
A decree issued in 2015 by the dicastery for the laity, family and life cemented the Parish Cells System of Evangelisation as an official means for parish evangelisation recognised and approved under Canon 116.2 of the Code of Canon Law.