Gathering calls on men to walk with Christ
There is a desperate need for men to fully engage with sacraments, to embed their everyday lives in prayer, and to prioritise the love of their wives and children, according to key speakers at the state’s Australian Catholic Men’s Gathering.
The event, now in its second year, aims to inspire and encourage men of faith while forging strong friendships and support networks. Acting Director of the Office of Youth Evangelisation Sam Clear said the event brought 20 men together in Hobart and 20 in Launceston.
“I was really impressed with how polished the talks were and that they were genuinely geared towards men, which allowed the small group time to be incredibly fruitful,” he said.
“The speakers spoke about some of the cold hard facts surrounding men not stepping up to be accountable or taking responsibility for their actions. ‘What must we do?’ was the catch-cry of the gathering, which was summed up as the need to seek God, to sacrifice in service, and to do that with integrity and character.”
The event speakers were Broken Bay Diocese Director of Evangelisation (and former director of the Office of Youth Evangelisation in Hobart) Tomasz Juszczak, high school teacher Tim Davis, NET Ministries Mission Director, and Holy Spirit Seminary Director of Mission and Faith Formation Shayne Bennett and Archbishop Julian Porteous.