WELCOME to the final issue of The Bridge for 2020. This year the National Centre for Evangelisation has worked to share stories and resources to inspire intergenerational and co-responsible evangelisation in Australia. Thank you to all those who have contributed articles and to those who have republished these stories of hope for the Church in Australia.
In this issue we consider life in COVID-19 times, while also looking to future evangelisation opportunities. We hear from Melbourne’s Burwood parish and how they have continued evangelising during lockdowns. Lana Turvey-Collins, Plenary Council Facilitator, reflects on COVID-19 and its impact on Christmas and Deacon Adrian Gomez shares his experiences of accompaniment conversations in parish and school life. Looking to 2021, Dr Rosemary Canavan reflects on Pope Francis’ invitation to celebrate Sunday of the Word of God. Sharon Brewer shares outcomes and reflections from her research on RCIA in Australia. And I reflect on the Church’s tradition and opportunities for engaging in sports ministry and evangelisation.
May the season of Advent allow you to gather with your families and find hope in the child Jesus as we begin a new year.
Director, National Centre for Evangelisation