New Evangelisation

Prayer for Evangelisation

Loving Father, You so loved the world that you sent us your only Son that we might believe in him and have eternal life.

May we encounter Jesus Christ anew this day and live the Good News with joy.

Through the power of your Holy Spirit, help us to “go out to the whole world and proclaim” our faith with confidence.

Give us the courage to witness to the Joy of the Gospel by our words and actions.

Help our parish to become more welcoming and missionary, so that you may be known and loved by all people.

We make this prayer through Our Lord Jesus Christ Your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever, Amen.

Our Lady, Star of the New Evangelisation, Pray for us.

Blessed John Henry Newman, Pray for us.

St Thérèse of Lisieux, Pray for us.

May the Lord Jesus,

Take our minds and think through them,

Take our hands and bless through them,

Take our mouths and speak through them,

Take our spirits and pray through them,

And above all, Lord Jesus,

Take our hearts and love through them,

So that it is You who lives and works in us.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN

Beware the Ides of March

After each weekend Mass during Lent we were showing an audio/visual presentation of “The Mass” series by Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane. Each presentation, of around 10 minutes duration, covered parts of the Mass in sequence, with amplifying comments by Archbishop Mark. The intention was to complete “The Mass” on Easter weekend with the final section, also of 10 minutes. Our plan was interrupted, for an unknown period of time, when in mid March the Corona Virus struck! It may be that we can continue the series in church one day but, if you wish to see and hear the complete presentation during lockdown, you can find it at the following link:

- UEvangelise Virtual Summit: 25 Catholics from our diocese joined over 4000 others from around the world to learn that the call to share the Gospel is not constrained by our current circumstances. Read the first in a series of 3 reports about the summit. (Please also see the Evangelisation page on our parish website).