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ERDU helping to open up the Bible

ERDU helping to open up the Bible

By Emilie Ng

EQUIPPING Australian Catholics with Scripture-based resources has been a dream-come-true for Petrie parishioner and missionary Jan Heath over the past 20 years.

In 1994, Mrs Heath began facilitating Bible studies and distributing Little Rock Scripture Studies from her kitchen.

Twenty years later, Little Rock is just one of many resources in a bigger ministry, Evangelisation Resources Down Under .

While the ministry’s name has changed, the mission to “get the message out” about evangelisation resources is still on Mrs Heath’s heart.

“It’s especially important to us with the call for a new evangelisation coming so strongly from Pope Francis and the Australian bishops,” Mrs Heath said.

One such leader is Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge, who has always encouraged Catholics to be a “more biblical Church”.

Archbishop Coleridge will lead ERDU’s Bible Institute for Everyday Living at the Australian Catholic University, Banyo campus, on July 4-5.

He will speak on the creation and fall, the murder of Abel to the Tower of Babel, the call of Abraham, the binding of Isaac, King David slaying Uriah, to Luke’s infancy narrative and the Emmaus story.

In a promotional video for the Bible Institute, Archbishop Coleridge urged people to join him and others at the institute in July.

“My prayer is that many, many people will come to this experience of the Bible Institute, hear the living voice, so that we can become a more biblical Church,” Archbishop Coleridge said.

ERDU is offering free registration for parish priests who attend with two paying parishioners.

For more information about the Bible Institute or about ERDU, visit

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