“This pioneering initiative, inspired by Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium, is for all clergy, religious and lay people.  Why?  Because we all share the one mission – to PROCLAIM the joy of the Gospel.  The wide range of practical ideas offered for planning and carrying out fruitful parish evangelisation will help us all to be better missionary disciples.  Please put the 11 July in your diary and don’t let this opportunity pass you by.”

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster

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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 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 over the coming months.  Website: www.catholicnews.org.uk/proclaiin15. Facebook: facebook.com/cbcew.  Twitter: @catholicew#proclaim 15.  Email: proclaim15@cbcew.org.uk.

Diocesan contact – for more information or to discuss being one of our representatives at the National Conference, contact Deacon Andrew Crowley – 07780 564 943 or stpatslanetop@gmail.com.