Evangelisation, Catechesis and Schools
Helping to form the community in faith
Evangelisation in the Diocese of Plymouth
Wherever the disciples went, “there was great joy” (Acts 8:8)
Do you want to share in these great gifts? Enjoy a life full of meaning and purpose, and know the joy that comes of offering a gentle hand of hope to others when you share GOOD NEWS with them?
Bishop Mark, our Bishop appointed by God to lead us in our life of faith in the church has asked that “every parish has an evangelisation team, active in mission to build a joyous spirit filled community that is attractive to those both within and outside the church and those who have fallen away”
The approach to this is multi- faceted and a programme of initiatives is being implemented throughout the Diocese in parishes and schools
The invitation to take part includes everyone. There are team leaders in place ranging in age from 17 – 70 and we encourage you to enquire at your local parish to get involved
The Vicariate for Evangelisation, Catechesis and Schools is a new structure whose primary objective is to help fulfil the fact that “The Church exists to evangelise”. Evangelisation involves both attitude and action. With this in mind the aim is to:
- Help individuals grow in their sense of being missionary disciples.
- Help, support and sustain evangelisation teams in every parish.
- Stimulate and share ideas and activities that bear fruit in this task.
- Aim to reach out especially to non-Church going Catholics and to those who have not encountered Christ.
Due to the size of the Diocese, fieldworkers have been employed to help facilitate this work. They are there to be a “known face” within their areas, to first of all help form and sustain the parish evangelisation teams, which are a vital and pivotal component, but also to be of general help. We encourage you to contact them:-