To proclaim Jesus Christ we must know who he is, and we must understand that we are participating in his mission to restore all things to God in himself. At the centre of the Catholic experience of faith is the spiritual made physical, the ethereal made tangible, and the ideal made real. If we are to be truly Catholic we must allow ourselves genuinely to be the body of Christ in the world, allowing him to reach out in love and mercy to all those in need through us. We allow ourselves to experience the mercy of God that we in turn may proclaim that mercy with everything we are, say and do. In today’s context this mission brings with it many opportunities and challenges. Come to this workshop with your thoughts, ideas and an open mind.
Shane Dwyer is the newly appointed Director of the National Centre for Evangelisation. He is a Catholic educator with experience in theological course provision, resource development, spiritual direction, faith and spirituality formation and ministry support. Current research into the postmodern quest for authenticity, identity and freedom, and its implications for the Catholic understanding of our life in Christ.