Joy of the Gospel
During 2015, the Diocese of Dunedin is focusing on the joy of the Gospel, taking its cue from the words of Pope Francis:
"The Church is missionary. Christ sends us forth to bring the joy of the Gospel to the whole world"
So we've taken him at his word and set our hearts on bringing the joy of the Gospel to the people of the South - as he might have said, to the ends of the Earth!
So what's happening? I've called together a planning group from across the Diocese, to help me identify ways to make the joy of the Gospel real in the lives of Catholics and the communities in which we live. They have suggested we focus in five areas:
- marketing and communications
- liturgy and resources
- schools, youth and music
- parish activities, and
- events and outreach.
We'll be using existing initiatives and events as much as possible, while giving them a twist of joy. Watch out for the Joy of the Gospel page on our website for more details as the year progresses.
+ Colin Campbell DD
Bishop of Dunedin