Theological “Road” Map

Navigating the website, you’ll find three areas of responsibilities that all of us in the Catholic Church are called to respond to. We are not just an organisation or Bureaucracy; we are here to be the living presence of Jesus Christ, and bring people into His Baptism.

1. Preaching and Teaching of the Living Word of God.
During the Mass this is symbolised in the Ambo where the Word of God is proclaimed and offered. It’s not just the Word of God, but how that Word of God has been interpreted over the last 2,000 years of Church tradition. As you look through the website see how we in the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn practically live that out.

2. Sanctification and healing of God’s people.
The womb from which sanctification comes is the Baptismal font. Everything leads towards our Baptism and flows from our Baptism because this is where we are made one in Jesus Christ. As you go through the website you’ll see the sanctification and healing of Jesus is expressed in all sorts of ways.

3. The governance of the Church.
The local Bishop works with and under the Pope and shares in communion the governing of the local Church. The Bishop’s chair, the Cathedra, is in a sense where the Bishop governs the Archdiocese. Archbishop Christopher’s Coat of Arms symbolises his desire that the principle rule of governing would be “Only Jesus.” As you navigate the website in this area, we hope you see the Archdiocese as a community who serves in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.



And Jesus called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal (Luke 9:1-2).


After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go (Luke 10:1).