Posts Tagged ‘Evangelisation’

Preaching while commuting on bus – upstairs for confessions Comments 0

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Just as Jesus preached while commuting to and from Emmaus, a Scottish bishop and priest have been preaching while commuting in Scotland. Last week Paisley’s Bishop John Keenan toured Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire on a double-decker bus, aiming to “bring faith issues to the high street.” The Mercy Bus – also known as “the church Read more

Christchurch Airport opens multi-faith prayer room Comments 0

Monday, July 31st, 2017

The new Christchurch Airport prayer room is located on the ground floor next to the domestic baggage area collection point, between international arrivals and the check in hall. The dedication ceremony was attended by representative leaders of the Catholic, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist communities attended and individually blessed the room. Continue reading Related Posts:Exorcisms on the Read more

How should a Catholic bishop tweet? Comments 1

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The Catholic Church may be two thousand years old, but its bishops are rapidly adjusting to the demands of 21st-century communication. If the Church is to effectively evangelise in the modern world, a group of bishops argue, its leaders must be engaged online – but in the right way. Bishop Daniel, says, “There’s one thing Read more

Uber driver turns his car into a church on wheels Comments 0

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Ordained minister Kenneth Drayton has turned his 2009 Mercury Grand Marquis into a church-on-wheels, transforming his car into a divine vehicle for himself and his passengers. “The job lets me open the door into my passenger’s lives,” said Drayton, 54, who said his Brooklyn trips often turn into therapy sessions. “The hope is to brighten Read more

Priest’s creative way of reaching youth goes viral Comments 0

Monday, June 26th, 2017

A priest’s creative way of reaching youth “went viral” at a music festival over the weekend. Wanting to attract young people, US priest Fr. David Jenuwine went to a three-day music festival with roughly 30,000 people at it. He set up a sign saying: Catholic priest. Blessings, Prayers, Confessions, Answers. He also offered rosaries, prayer cards Read more

V8s for vocations – Priest’s garage gang fundraiser Comments 0

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Doing up V8s started out as way of fundraising for seminary education. Then, somewhere amidst the spanners, “V8s for Vocations” became a unique form of evangelization. It all started when mechanic-turned-priest Father Matthew Keller gathered together a “Garage Gang” of classic car aficionados. Between them, they restored a “muscle car“, which they raffled in an Read more

At Bikers Church, the pastor rides a Harley Comments 0

Monday, June 19th, 2017

At this Church the Christian faith is presented by bikers, for bikers, a unique amalgam of Christ, chrome and outreach to outcasts. Besides the Sunday service, there is a Wednesday night “pit stop” Bible study and the weekly “Ironhead Teens Group.” Read more Related Posts:Bishop-elect celebrates ordination with a inter-faith bike…Bishop Ryan Jimenez: an ordination with Read more

A farewell Mass for Ringling Brothers Circus Comments 0

Monday, May 29th, 2017

As the “Greatest Show on Earth” comes to a close, performers worship together in a special Mass The Rev. Jerry Hogan, of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Circus and Traveling Shows Ministry, wore vestments, made by the costume department from old elephant blankets and decorated with sequined clown faces, crosses and animal prints. Read Read more

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

Thursday, May 4th, 2017
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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
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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