Śląskie Studia Historyczno-Teologiczne, Vol. 36, nr 1 (2003), s. 70-87
28th of February 2001 year came in to force a resolution of Polish Plenar Synod
(PPS) in all Polish dioceses. Synod work was started by John Paul II during
IV pilgrimage to the Homy land in 8th of June 1991 year.
This artickle undertook a trial of answering such a question – now and in what
circunstences the resolutions II PPS could become a gift for the Church in Poland
creating a ministry in its basic structure which is a parish. Presenting historical
– diecesial contest there was said that 29th of October 1992 year during
first session of Archidiocesesial Synodal commision II PPS in Katowice, among
others was also come into force working team for lays apostolate and the leader had become the author of this article. Among all postulates and suggestions which
are sent to the main commission to Warshaw the first and fundamental was that,
which testified in working texts – that is lack of pastoral vision of bulding parish
according to the vision of Church in Vatican Council II documents. Without realising
that vision, especially by priests in the Church, all the other postulates will
be hung in emptiness.
Finally Synod reananged working documents so as from 17, 14 documents
came into life. The base and fundamental work for reneval of the parish is the
first document which was didn’t exist in working documents: Neccessity and tasks
of new evangelization in the turn of II and III Millenium of Christianity.
On the base of the choice of texts from II PPS one can state that although
Synod doesn’t show holistic model of parish as a community, otherwise looking
at council vision of Church univowlly postulates to build dynamical parish, based
on community of communities model. It is connected very tightly with neccessity
of katechumenal lays formation stressed by Synod. In that caseitis not possible
to not appreciate, showed by synodal documents, a part of properly created
priests and the meaning of movements and communities expienenced in realising
community model of parish. It is only a pity that one can not find in all those
documents a place for presenting expienences worked out by our home movement
of after council renewal of Church: Light–Life Movement. As an example
is given Movement for Better World (Movimento per il Mondo Migliore).
In front of priests and aware of their part faithful lays there is a task of realisation
community model of parish. That demands respect precisely very casfully
created stages connected with quantitive and qualitive growth of parish. One can
learn a laf from direction of contemporary pastoral theology and expierieces of
after council movements of Church renewal. So, there shows very urgrnt neccessity,
to have in every diocese strategical plan of realisation model of community
parish and proffessional teams and undertaking evengelical actions in parishes.
Towards that direction should go all trials of Diocese Curia Ministry of