Posts Tagged ‘Evangelisation’

Pasifika Anglicans urged to to be disciples and go out on mission Comments 0

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

There was a need for church leaders to stress the importance of discipleship to members, said Reverend Canon Dr Eleanor Sanderson. She was speaking to leaders and members of the Anglican Church in the Diocese of Polynesia attending a training session  at the Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Polynesia. Eleanor says that in the early Read more

Wellington Archdiocese to have a Synod next year Comments 0

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Cardinal John Dew has announced that the fifth Synod for the Archdiocese of Wellington is to take place in 2017. A diocesan synod helps to establish the ‘communion and mission’ of a diocesan community. In the decree of convocation Dew said he was mindful of Pope Francis’ desire that we advance along the path of what Read more

Forget about the pulpit, start tweeting says Vatican official Comments 0

Friday, November 11th, 2016

The Vatican’s top communications experts say tweeting and other social media is the way to go. Bishop Paul Tighe, a Vatican culture secretary,  says they are finding people on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and other all-inclusive, non-denominational digital houses of worship. Tighe has been in Lisbon for Web Summit, Europe’s largest tech conference. Before he left Read more

Evangelisation on TV must be subtle and creative says actress Comments 0

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Evangelisation on TV must be subtle and creative, says actress Jeannie Gaffigan. Gaffigan, writes and produces the American comedy,”The Jim Gaffigan Show”. She said her Catholic faith and Jesuit education inform and inspire the scripts she co-writes for her husband’s comedy specials and his series on the TV Land cable network. She is married to Read more

Methodist city parish sends one of its pastors roaming the streets Comments 0

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

An inner-city parish has sent one of its pastors roaming the streets. Rob Ferguson joined the Durham St Methodist Mission in July and now spends 40 hours a week walking through Christchurch’s recovering CBD. In plain clothes and with just a tablet, cell phone and backpack, Ferguson’s mission is simple: Talk to people. Continue reading Related Posts:Giant yoga Read more

Carrying the cross the length of New Zealand Comments 0

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Kim Rusden and his wife Joan are walking the length of the country carrying a cross because they believe that is what God wants them to do. “We’re walking the length of New Zealand with the cross and sharing the gospel along the way to those who would like to hear,” Kim said. Kim does Read more

Why should a parish care about Pokémon GO? Comments 0

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Pokémon is a Nintendo franchise that launched in the 1990s. In its virtual world, “trainers” travel the world to catch varied monsters called Pokémon — rats, dragons, swordlike creatures, and more — and use these critters to fight each other. The trainer’s goal is to “catch ’em all,” and become a Pokémon master by defeating other trainers. What Read more

Are we missing the opportunity of Francis asks Aust prelate Comments 0

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

An Australian archbishop hopes the Church will not miss the evanglisation opportunity afforded by the popularity of Pope Francis. In an interview on the Crux website, Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher said Francis is “ . . . making lots of people quite distant from the Church suddenly listening and now interested”. The archbishop said many Read more

2000+ Bibles given to those in need Comments 0

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

More than 2000 Catholic Bibles are being given away to people in need throughout New Zealand and the number is expected to grow. Catholic churches around the nation have supported the Bible Society’s Poverty and Justice Buy One / Gift One campaign. In many cases parishes have been working with organisations such as Apostleship of the Read more

Logos Youth Development Project has new leader Comments 0

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Last Saturday, forty staff, volunteers, friends and supporters of the Logos Project in Auckland attended a Mass at which Jennifer Martinez was commission as the leader of the Logos Project. Martinez has worked at The Logos project for more than ten years. “The experiences and opportunities I received in my younger years have had a Read more