Evangelium Conference: developing a missionary spirit in parishes

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Evangelium Conference: developing a missionary spirit in parishes

A conference aimed at engaging Catholics in evangelization will be held for the first time in Tasmania in August.

The Evangelium Conference, which this year is themed ‘Becoming Missionary Disciples’, will feature speakers, workshops, times of prayer and outreach from August 30-31 at St Bernard’s Church in Claremont.

The theme is taken from Pope Francis’ call for Christians to be ‘missionary disciples’.

“Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she has encountered the love of God in Christ Jesus: we no longer say that we are ‘disciples’ and ‘missionaries’, but rather that we are always ‘missionary disciples’,” the Pope said, in his apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium.

Aimed at parishioners, teachers and youth, as well as priests and religious, the conference will have a particular focus on enabling parishes to develop a missionary spirit.

The conference’s keynote speaker is evangelist, and co-founder and managing director of the Catholic ministry menALIVE, Robert Falzon.

The conference begins on Friday 30 August at 7.00pm, and concludes on Saturday 31 August at 9.30pm. Tickets are $65.00 each (inc. GST) and includes access to keynote addresses and workshops, lunch and dinner, morning and afternoon tea, complimentary tea and coffee.

To book and pay for your Evangelium Conference ticket/s online, go to www.eventbrite.com.au and search ‘Evangelium Conference Tas’. Ticket/s will be emailed to your nominated email address. Please bring a copy of your ticket/s to the conference (either printed or viewable on your phone).

Alternatively you can book and pay for your ticket/s over the phone, by contacting Diana Batchelor on (03) 6210 8805. Please have your valid credit card details available. You can choose to have your conference tickets emailed to you, or posted out to you.

If you are unable to attend the conference, you are welcome to attend the rally on Saturday night starting at 7.30pm. There is no cost and no requirement to register in order to attend the rally.