Building Missionary Parishes
Proclaim ’15 is the name of a new initiative being launched in 2015 by the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales to support, enthuse and equip parish evangelisation. This practical initiative exists to support the good work already being done in your parish and aims to provide resources and encourage local events to support parish mission.
Please do get involved in what is a significant new step in service of the proclamation of the Gospel. The inspiration for the initiative is Pope Francis and the content of his Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, in which he writes: “I wish to encourage the Christian faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelisation marked by this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in years to come.” Join us in confidently communicating this joy and discovering new paths for evangelisation!“This pioneering initiative, inspired by Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium, is for all clergy, religious and lay people. Why? Because we all share the one mission – to PROCLAIM the joy of the Gospel. The wide range of practical ideas offered for planning and carrying out fruitful parish evangelisation will help us all to be better missionary disciples. Please put the 11 July in your diary and don’t let this opportunity pass you by.”Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster.