Serving as a Disciple

Ways of Doing

Seeing, hearing people’s needs and aspirations and supporting them to be their best selves

Process for Engagement

Many of the best examples of integrating faith and life happened where the ministry was focussed on the individual – in helping them to be their best selves, to grow to be the person that God intended them to be.

To grow to be the person that God intended them to be. In this way we move our ministry of service from having a focus on “church” to that of “the church” the people of God. Primary to this is to first understand the hopes and dreams of people, their vision for their lives and their potential.

At Centacare this practice was named as “the people are the program.” – that is the activities and actions were centred around helping the individual fulfil their own needs and aspirations.

The North Harbour Music Ministry has been built on a shared love of music, giving people the opportunity to develop their love of music through workshops and open mic nights. In fostering this shared love of music the ministry has developed a group of musicians and singers who enjoy sharing this gift with the community at Sunday mass.

The Seniors Ministry at Pennant Hills engages people in a range of social and community programs in addition to their spiritual programs.

At BBI their approach to the University of Newcastle Open day was to find ways that their theology courses could benefit students in their careers for example in medicine, architecture.

The faithful therefore must learn the deepest meaning and the value of all creation as well as its role in the harmonious praise of God. They must assist each other to live holier lives even in their daily occupations. In this way the world may be permeated by the Spirit of Christ and it may more effectively fulfil its purpose in justice, charity and peace. (Lumen Gentium, n36)

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Catholic Diocese of
Broken Bay

Building 2, 423 Pennant Hills Road
Pennant Hills NSW 2120

PO Box 340
Pennant Hills NSW 1715

Phone 02 9847 0000
Fax 02 9847 0001
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