Inspired by the teaching of Pope Francis in Evangelii Gaudium, Bishop John desires to encourage the development of missionary parishes.

A missionary parish is a community called to be open to the Holy Spirit so that the Good News of Jesus Christ can be known to all through welcome, engagement, and outreach.

A missionary parish will have a focus on Evangelisation: deepening our relationship with Jesus Christ and inviting others to get to know Him and the Gospel message.

Evangelisation Ideas

We are called by Jesus to ‘make disciples of all nations’. This can be a challenge and sometimes we don’t know where to start but here are a few suggestions which you can try in your parish to share the Good News of Jesus in your community.

Evangelisation Suggestions

Alpha Course Guide Sheet

Nightfever Factsheet

The Great Story of Jesus

Discipleship Road Map

General Directory for Catechesis

Catechism of the Catholic Church

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