Evangelium Conference returns in 2020

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Evangelium Conference returns in 2020

An exciting one-day conference aimed at engaging Catholics in evangelisation will take place in Launceston in August.

Themed ‘Becoming Missionary Disciples’, the Evangelium Conference will feature inspirational speakers, workshops, prayer and outreach and take place at St Ailbe’s Hall, Launceston on August 29. It follows the success of the first Evangelium held in Claremont last year.

The conference is aimed at parishioners, teachers, students, priests and religious to help parishes to develop a missionary spirit, according to Archbishop Julian.

“I hope it will continue to build on the success of the conference last year, which was very well received,” he said.

“Many people said they got a lot out of the conference. So I'm hoping to build on that, to keep encouraging people to see that the mission of the Church is to reach out to people, particularly through parishes, to draw them to the faith, and hopefully people will get inspiration and encouragement to become missionary disciples.

“I'm hoping that a lot of parishes in the north of the state are able to avail themselves of this opportunity to be involved.”

The conference theme is taken from Pope Francis’s call for Christians to be missionary disciples.

“We need to be missionary disciples in and throughout our parishes,” Archbishop Julian said.

“The conference will focus on what we can do to reach out to others and bring them to the faith.”

Jude Hennessy, the Diocese of Wollongong’s Director of the Office of Renewal and Evangelisation, is the keynote speaker. Mr Hennessy hosts an acclaimed national weekly Catholic radio program called Journey that focuses on faith, hope, love and life.

Archbishop Julian urged people to take advantage of the opportunity to hear Mr Hennessy speak.

“He is very active in Catholic evangelisation and he does a lot of work with groups all around the diocese,” Archbishop Julian said. “He will be a wonderful speaker.”

COVID-19 safe protocols will be in place for the conference.