Fit For Mission

Takatū Ki Te Mau I Te Rongo Pai

“The Church which ‘goes forth’ is a community of missionary disciples who take the first steps […] An evangelizing community knows that the Lord has taken the initiative, he has loved us first, and therefore we can move forward, boldly take initiative, go out to others, seek those who have fallen away, and stand at the crossroads and welcome the outcast.”

Pope Francis (Evangelii Gaudium, 24)

In order to engage every Catholic in the diocese to reach out and bring the Good News and love of Jesus to ALL, the Diocese of Auckland urges diocesan agencies, parishes, schools and individuals to grow and become more in the following ways;

GO FORTH

  • Reach out to those outside or distant from our communities
  • Go out and the share the Word
  • Welcome new and returning members

PASTORAL AREAS FOR MISSION

  • Work collaboratively across community boundaries
  • Build a strong links among schools, parishes and families

LEADERSHIP FOR MISSION

  • Promote shared and co-responsible leadership among clergy and laity
  • Acknowledge and celebrate lay leadership
  • Support our bishop and clergy

COMMUNICATION FOR MISSION

  • Share the Good News by all means and in all models
  • Create a sense of belonging
  • Encourage life-long faith learning

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.” (Luke 4:18)

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