Suggested newsletter insert for Home Mission Sunday – September 21st 2008

HOME MISSION SUNDAY: ‘Job For Life: Equipping Parishes For Home Mission’

Two thousand years since the birth of Jesus it’s a fact that there are many people on our own doorsteps who have yet to hear the Good News of God’s unconditional love and mercy. Today is a day of prayer for the spread of the Gospel in England and Wales. Let’s pray that we’re all renewed in our calling to seek out, and use the opportunities which present themselves, to respectfully share and celebrate our faith. Help and resources to enable us in our evangelisation are provided by the Catholic Agency to Support Evangelisation (CASE), which is an agency of the Bishops’ Conference, and these include a new CaFE produced DVD. To that end, there will be a second collection for the work of CASE today; whilst this collection is optional the agency is part-funded by it and relies on diocesan support. For free resources please see: www.caseresources.org.uk.  CASE also runs the Catholic Enquiry Office, offering free and confidential information about the Catholic faith to enquirers: www.life4seekers.co.uk and for non-practising / resting Catholics: www.comehomeforchristmas.co.uk. Its brand new evangelistic site for 10 – 13 year olds can be found at: www.yfaith.co.uk

Suggested newsletter insert for Sunday 14th September 2008

Home Mission Sunday: Let’s Pray To Be Renewed In The Task Of Evangelisation

Next week is HOME MISSION SUNDAY - a day of prayer for the spread of the Gospel in England and Wales. Let’s prepare for it by considering ways in which we can respond to the call to evangelise by respectfully sharing and celebrating our faith. The Sunday is resourced by the Catholic Agency to Support Evangelisation (CASE) and, in partnership with CaFE, it is offering free resources including a DVD, and training for parish representatives who would like to set up an evangelisation team. Please consider getting involved and approach me if you’d like to know more about the training day. CASE doesn’t charge for its services, but there will be a second collection next week to support its work; whilst this collection is optional the agency is part-funded by it and relies on diocesan support. For information and resources please see: www.caseresources.org.uk.  CASE also runs the Catholic Enquiry Office, offering free and confidential information about the Catholic faith to enquirers: www.life4seekers.co.uk and for non-practising / resting Catholics: www.comehomeforchristmas.co.uk. Its brand new evangelistic site for 10 – 13 year olds can be found at: www.yfaith.co.uk