The Diocese of Broken Bay exists to evangelise
, to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, gathered as friends in the Lord and sent out to be missionary disciples.
The Office for Evangelisation serves this mission under the direction of the Bishop and advocates and promotes the growing missionary outlook of parishes, faith communities and
The Office exercises these tasks through four priorities of mission – parishes as local neighbourhoods
of grace, families as schools of life and love, young people as new generations of missionary disciples, and vocations as a response to Jesus’ call and signs of life in the Church.
In advancing the missionary footing of the Diocese, the Office for Evangelisation supports personal involvement on the part of each of the baptised
and the world-changing fruit that our Church, as a community of disciples, is intended to bear (John 15:8).
The Office for Evangelisation comprises a Director (Daniel Ang), Executive Assistant (Jenny Hildebrandt) and the following teams:
- Catholic Life & Faith Formation
- Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD)
- Catholic Youth Broken Bay
- Life, Marriage and Family
In addition to assisting the Bishop in growing the missionary outlook of parishes, faith communities and
individuals, the Office for Evangelisation works together with the Catholic Schools Office as well as CatholicCare in developing a culture of evangelisation
in the Diocese. These internal partnerships support parish life by:
- growing opportunities for connections between schools and parishes grounded in faith
- facilitating united responses to contemporary issues and events (e.g. issues of justice, universal years of the Church)
- ensuring continuity of care for the people of our parishes and Diocesan community (e.g. collaboration in the areas of marriage preparation, disability and support of youth)
The Office for Evangelisation also collaborates with partners including the ACBC Pastoral Research Office, National Church Life Survey Research, National Pastoral Planners Network, Catholic Mission, Caritas, Catholic Conference of Religious Educators in State Schools, MenAlive, Sydney Alliance, and ecclesial movements and groups amongst others. These external partnerships support parish life by:
- keeping parishes informed of activity and initiatives in the national and universal Church
- providing information and statistics to support parishes in their planning for mission
- promoting and encouraging the local initiative of parishes in works of charity and justice