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? Over the next couple of months, Catholics will have the opportunity to participate in a faith-sharing and discussion programme - Called by Christ. Written specifically for our Diocese, and hosted in homes, it will allow small groups of Catholics, and others they invite, to experience and share the joy of the Gospel. Over four sessions, they will explore four aspects of the joy of the Gospel: encounter, grace, healing and hope. Our goal is to have 1,000 people participating in small groups from mid-August to mid-September.
Look out for sign-up details here from mid-July.
+ Colin Campbell DD
Bishop of Dunedin