About Catholic Diocese of Wollongong
The Office of Renewal and Evangelisation in the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong is committed to a set of values leading to cultural transformation and renewal in the Diocese. With Pope Francis, we believe this renewal of the Church cannot be deferred. This cultural renewal is grounded in a ‘missionary impulse capable of transforming everything. so that the Church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channeled for the evangelisation of today’s world rather than for her self preservation’. (Evangelii Gaudium 27)
Encounter with Jesus: We believe encountering the risen Jesus through hearing the basic Gospel proclaimed and openness to the Holy Spirit, transforms lives.
Deepening Relationships: Growing and nurturing strong and ongoing relationships with God and each other, is vital for the health of individuals and communities and is at the heart of discipleship and Christian faith.
Sunday Eucharist: The joy, beauty and relevance of our Sunday Eucharist is the source of our renewed self giving and participation in mission
Personal Invitation: Our experience of the transformative power of our encounter with Jesus, of a loving community and Sunday Eucharist, leads us to joyfully look for opportunities to invite others into these relationships.