Sydney parishioners are being invited to participate in a prayer campaign for the success of a new evangelisation mission plan in the Sydney Archdiocese. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
The prayer campaign comes ahead of the launch of Sydney’s new Archdiocesan Mission Plan, "Go Make Disciples", to be launched by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, on 12 December.
With efforts from the Sydney Centre for Evangelisation, Go Make Disciples seeks renewal of all of Sydney’s parishes as places of encounter with the living Christ – especially in the Eucharist. More than 40,000 prayer cards were distributed last week, inviting all to pray for the success of the mission plan.
The image on the front of the prayer card, The Miracle of the Draught of Fishes by Raphael, depicts the moment when St Peter – then Simon– had a life-changing encounter with Jesus whereupon he was called to missionary discipleship.
“This moment was chosen because it points to what is most essential to the spiritual renewal of our communities: the fostering of life-changing encounters with Jesus Christ in which each person is invited to follow Jesus and participate in His mission,” parish renewal team leader Elizabeth Arblaster said.
Sydney prays in preparation for ‘Go Make Disciples’ (By David Ryan, The Catholic Weekly)