AUSTRALIA’s Missionaries of God’s Love have launched a new smartphone application to make faith formation available to more Catholics.
Missionary of God’s Love priest Fr Dave Callahan said the recently launched app was part of the MGL’s new media ministry.
“The new evangelisation is a really big part of our life,” Fr Callahan said.
“We always talk about trying to find creative, alternative ways of doing ministry, so not just your normal standard up-in-front of the church and preach, but really trying to bring the Gospel to the people, rather than waiting for them to come to us.”
The app will give instant access to live recordings of MGL homilies from their Sunday Charismatic Mass at their Canberra parish, audio series of Fr Ken Barker MGL’s book Becoming Fire, daily reflections from Fr Steve Tynan from the MGL’s Philippine mission house, as well as blog posts and podcasts. Fr Callahan said people of all ages had been responding positively to the MGL’s new media apostolate.
“We’ve heard from a lot of young people, who really don’t get a lot of chance to sit down and read because they’re so busy, that having this stuff in audio form is good,” he said. “But even a lot of older people who can’t get to Mass – to be able to get the homilies has been really good for them.”
The smartphone app, MGL, is now available on Android. The iPhone app will be released February next year.
In February Canberra-Goulburn’s Archbishop Christopher Prowse will inaugurate the MGL priests and brothers as a religious institute. A celebration Mass will be held at St Christopher’s Cathedral, Canberra, on February 8.
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