What do we do and why?
Pope Francis teaches that all the baptised are ‘missionary disciples.’
We form an intimate part of the Seventy-Two, called and commissioned by Jesus to go out and spread the Good News:
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).
We are called by Christ in a particular way to be ‘light to the world’ and ‘salt of the earth.’
By what we say and do, we hope to shed ‘light’ amidst darkness and ‘order’ amidst chaos.
As followers of Jesus, we are the Church.
Jesus called ‘the twelve’ to lead and govern us:
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).
Our Archbishop – and his co-workers, the priests – are called to gather us together in one body, so that we can:
- Receive the teaching of Jesus
- Celebrate his life, death and resurrection in the Liturgy
- Find forgiveness and healing for our wounds
- Be led and governed in our calling as ‘missionary disciples.’