Spread the Word

12/02/2015 11:40 am

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Please do help us to spread the word about the good news of the Proclaim ’15 initiative.

You may choose to consult with parishioners - the whole parish or a small group - to discuss how you might best benefit from what is being provided. Do share this content with key co-workers and catechists.

Newsletter/Web Text

Proclaim‘15: New National Initiative In 2015 To Support Parish Evangelisation

Proclaim ’15: BUILDING MISSIONARY PARISHES is the name of a new national Bishops’ initiative being launched in 2015 to support the development of parish evangelisation. It is inspired by Pope Francis’ writings and has five parts which include: the provision of free parish small group materials; the organisation of a National Catholic Evangelisation Conference in Birmingham on 11 July 2015 for 850 evangelisation representatives from across England and Wales; an invitation to parishes to host a parish Prayer Vigil on the night of 11 July 2015 with free prayer materials provided; the invitation to dioceses, deaneries and parishes to have their own Proclaim ’15 event in autumn 2015; the publication of new evangelisation resources as a fruit of the National Conference to equip local evangelisers. Please do get involved in what is a significant new step in service of the proclamation of the Gospel in our area. More information will be available in our newsletter over the coming months.

Contact, Links and Social Media


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We'll be using the hashtag #proclaim15 - why not join us?


Diocesan contact
We have a section where you can find your local Proclaim '15 contact.

Downloads to Circulate

You are welcome to circulate the following to encourage people to benefit from the initiative:

Cardinal's Letter 663.89 kB

Parish Booklet 4.17 MB

“It’s our duty and joy as Catholics to share our faith. I am very much looking forward to being part of Proclaim ’15 to explore with others how we can reach out to more people in our local community with the Good News of Jesus Christ. It will support my ministry as the RC chaplain to The Forces at R.M.B. Chivenor.” Deacon Philip Waites, Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Ilfracombe

Proclaim ’15 is being coordinated by the Bishops’ Conference Home Mission Desk which is as an instrument of the Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis. The Department is chaired by Bishop Mark O’Toole, Plymouth Diocese.


Clare Ward
Home Mission Desk