BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge commissioned nine National Evangelisation Teams Ministries’ teams at Sacred Heart Church, Rosalie, on February 21.
“This is without any shadow of a doubt, one of the most encouraging moments in the whole year in the Archdiocese of Brisbane,” Archbishop Coleridge said.
“Especially at a time like this, it is the moment God is calling us to become a more missionary Church and that’s where you Netters are not just the leaders of the future, you are the leaders of the now.”
NET ministries executive director Mark Doyle said many of the volunteers felt they were responding to the call of recent popes – Blessed Pope John Paul II’s call for the new evangelisation and Pope Francis’ recent call to become “missionary disciples”.
Mr Doyle said this year’s teams consisted of eight local teams and one national team.
The local teams are placed in four archdiocesan teams, for Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra-Goulbourn and Melbourne; a parish team for St Fidelis Parish, Coburg (Melbourne); and three school teams, for Mazenod College, Mulgrave (Melbourne), Good Counsel College, Innisfail, and Gilroy Santa Maria College and St Patrick’s Parish, Ingham.
The national team will travel more than 30,000km across Australia facilitating about 100 Encounter Days or school retreats in more than 70 schools.
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