A resource from the Australian Catholic Bishops' National Centre for Evangelisation  

WELCOME to our latest issue of The Bridge. Here we bring together stories and resources to inspire and assist intergenerational, collaborative and dynamic evangelisation in Australia. In this issue we see how evangelisation requires personal connection and an openness to learn from others.

Mother Hilda Scott OSB shares with us the importance of listening, continuing the Catholic Enquiry Centre's series on accompaniment. David Jorna explains how to be hope-filled and purposeful in these challenging times and we see how people like Tricia O’Keeffe have lived a life of hope supporting the Faith and Light community. Members of the Rockingham parish in WA share their story of coming together as a multicultural and missionary parish. Finally we hear from men in Darwin about their experience of the ACBC National Men’s Gathering, and we highlight a leadership and formation experience for a community of young women in 2021.

Malcolm Hart
We continue to pray for all those who are variously affected by COVID-19, and our country, as it emerges from significant periods of lockdown which has separated families and communities.

Every blessing,
Malcolm Hart, NCE Director

Mother Hilda Scott

Listening with God: Spiritual Accompaniment

Mother Hilda Scott asks: "Have you ever had anyone listen to you? I don’t just mean hear you, I mean listen to you? I did once – and I have never forgotten it.​​"​​​​​

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Dave Jorner

Do not be afraid. Be hopeful.

Dave Jorna, founder and director of Project Hatch, writes that it's tempting to "let go" in these difficult times.

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Dr Trudy Dantis

"I'm just an ordinary person!"

Tricia O’Keeffe may claim to be “just an ordinary person”, but to the Faith and Light community she is a joy-filled and dedicated advocate for those living with an intellectual disability, their families, carers and friends.

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Three women and a priest

Rockingham Parish: Using their gifts for the mission

What happens when you bring together an Italian, a Peruvian, an Indian and an Aussie? Well, in this case, you get a beautiful representation of the many faith-filled people in Rockingham Parish, Western Australia.

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Men gathered around a table outside

Darwin men hear the call for virtual gathering

Matt Bourke from Darwin writes about his parish's experience of the recently held National Men's Gathering online conference.

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Six young women

Leadership opportunity for young women

The Leadership for Mission program is a joint initiative of the Australian bishops’ National Centre for Evangelisation and the Australian Catholic University. Applications are now open!

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