Saturday, September 27, 2014

Bishop Mark O'Toole of Plymouth speaks on Evangelisation at home...

(Vatican Radio) As bishops and pastoral care experts met in the Vatican last week at an international gathering organised by the Pontifical Council for New Evangelisation, the Church in England and Wales is gearing up for its own special event aimed at stepping up evangelisation efforts within its own dioceses.

Home Mission Sunday is celebrated in the UK on September 21st with a special focus this year on reaching out to people through the family. With recent research suggesting that up to 80% of Catholics in England and Wales rarely or never attend Mass, the bishops are urging their parishioners to use Home Mission Sunday as a chance to invite friends and relatives back into the family of the Church.

Bishop Mark O’Toole of Plymouth is a member of the bishops conference Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis. Philippa Hitchen talked to him about this annual initiative and about some creative new ideas for sharing the faith in England today….

For Bishop Mark O'Toole's interview on Vatican Radio go here; 

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