Office of Evangelisation & Catechesis

Welcome to the Office of Evangelisation & Catechesis – an agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Hobart which seeks to promote evangelisation and renewal in accordance with Christ’s mandate to proclaim the gospel to all nations, and to baptise and teach new disciples.

We seek to form ‘missionary disciples’ who are equipped to proclaim the Gospel of salvation to the world: in their families, parishes, schools, work places and in the marketplace. The Office supports and hosts works that enable people to encounter Jesus Christ and deepen their personal relationship with him in the sacraments, Scriptures, prayer, teachings, and traditions of the Catholic ecclesial community. We do this by hosting outreach events, conferences, parish missions, and training in evangelisation and catechesis.

The Office supports parishes in the formation of catechists for the sacramental preparation of children, and the preparation of adults who seek to enter the Catholic Church through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). We also offer adult faith formation courses in Scripture, catechesis, and theology through the Verbum Domini Biblical and Catechetical Institute. The Institute is an educational institute established in 2015 by the Archdiocese of Hobart for the formation of ‘missionary disciples’ who contribute to the life of the Church within society. Under the patronage of St. Ambrose of Milan, the Institute offers Scripture and catechetical courses to enable the Catholic faithful to become more biblically literate and transformed in the renewal of their minds and hearts.

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