The Joy of the Gospel

 
Evangelli Gadium

“I dream of a ‘missionary option’, that is 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 channelled for the evangelisation of today’s world rather than for her self-preservation”
‘The Joy of the Gospel’. (Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis, ‘Evangelii Gaudium’. 2013.)

 
In November 2013 Pope Frances wrote to all members of the Church in a letter entitled ‘The Joy of the Gospel’. For five Thursday evenings in the autumn of 2014 parishioners met to reflect on this letter.

The complete text of the letter ‘The Joy of the Gospel’ can be can be opened as a .pdf file here. This document will open in a new tab.

The meetings were as follows:

Thursday 18th September 2014
This introductory session provided an overview of the letter ‘The Joy of the Gospel’.
A summary of what was discussed at this session is available as a .pdf file here.
A copy of the talk given at this session is available as a .pdf file here.

Thursday 25th September 2014
This session had as its focus the theme of ‘Missionary Disciples’.
A summary of what was discussed at this session is available as a .pdf file here.

Thursday 2nd October 2014
This session had as its focus the theme of ‘Reaching out to the poor’.
A summary of what was discussed at this session is available as a .pdf file here.

Thursday 9th October 2014
This session had as its focus the theme of ‘The proclamation of the Gospel’.
Copies of the talks given at this session are available as a .pdf file here.

Thursday 16th October 2014
This session provided a summary of previous sessions.
A copy of the talk given at this session is available as a .pdf file here.

 

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