Posts Tagged ‘Evangelisation’

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

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