About Us
Areas of Responsibility

The NOE is responsible to the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference for:

  • Ensuring the efficient operations and ongoing viability of the Catholic Enquiry Centre as an agency of the ACBC in its own right, especially in its outreach to those enquiring about the Catholic faith.
  • Assisting and supporting the Bishops in their work of promoting and developing works of evangelization, taking into account the needs of the great diversity of cultures and environments across Australia, with special attention given to Catholics who are not connected with the life of the Church.
  • Raising the profile of evangelization throughout the Church in Australia
  • Acting as a national base for disseminating information about successful outreach initiatives
  • Making connections across Catholic organisations, including with diocesan-based agencies for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults for those wanting to formalise their relationship with the Catholic Church.
  • Assisting dioceses to have access to sufficient resources and opportunities for training to allow effective evangelization, including providing encouragement to seek new ways to preach the gospel.
  • Promoting the sharing of the Good News in families, workplaces, parishes and schools and through the media.

Rewired is a  Catholic program for evangelising young people

Reconnect is a program of welcome for inactive Catholics

 
Our Logo

ImageThe Office’s logo features a cross and dove, representing Christ and the Holy Spirit, and states “Evangelizing means bringing the Good News”, quoting Pope Paul VI’s apostolic exhortation Evangelii Nuntiandi (EN, n18). Evangelisation is therefore not about promoting a theory but is about sharing the Good News that Jesus saves, and offers us a “life to the full” (Jn 10:10).

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Our Mission

The National Office for Evangelisation has been given an mandate to assist and support the Australian Bishops in their work of promoting and developing works of evangelisation, with sensitivity to the great diversity of cultures and environments present across Australia, and giving special attention to Catholics who are not connected with the life of the Church.

The Office also seeks to raise the profile of evangelisation amongst the faithful, inviting Catholics to share in the joyous task of sharing the Good News with all humanity, especially promoting such in families, workplaces, parishes and schools, and through the media.

 
Our Team

2014 Team

National Office for Evangelisation

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Advertising Policy

This site is an official site for the Catholic Church in Australia and we do not accept commercial advertising. We only promote events that are officially endorsed by the Catholic Church, that is, only events that are hosted by a diocese or religious order, endorsed by local bishop, or have a justifiable link to the Catholic Church. It must also be in line with the official teachings of the Catholic Church. The National Office for Evangelisation reserves the right to accept, reject or edit advertisements depending on these criteria.