Welcome to the Office of Evangelisation & Catechesis, an agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Hobart which seeks to promote evangelisation and renewal in accordance with Christ’s mandate to proclaim the gospel to all nations, and to baptise and teach new disciples.
What we do
The Office seeks to form ‘missionary disciples’ who are equipped to proclaim the Gospel of salvation to the world: in their families, parishes, schools, work places and in the marketplace. The Office supports and hosts works that enable people to encounter Jesus Christ and deepen their personal relationship with him in the sacraments, Scriptures, prayer, teachings, and traditions of the Catholic ecclesial community.
How do we do this
The Office achieves this by facilitating and providing resources for outreach events, conferences, parish missions, and by training in evangelisation and catechesis. The Office supports parishes in the formation of catechists for the sacramental preparation of children, and for the preparation of adults who seek to enter the Catholic Church through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).
The Office also offers adult faith formation courses in Scripture, catechesis, and theology through the Verbum Domini Biblical and Catechetical Institute. The Institute is an educational institute established in 2015 by the Archdiocese of Hobart for the formation of ‘missionary disciples’ to contribute to the life of the Church within society. Under the patronage of St. Ambrose of Milan, the Institute offers Scripture and catechetical courses to enable the Catholic faithful to become more biblically literate and transformed in the renewal of their minds and hearts.
What are you seeking?
Do you ever ask yourself…
- Why am I here?
- What is the meaning of my life?
- How can I be a better person?
- What can I do about the loneliness I feel?
- Is there a God and what does he want of me?
We Welcome You
People arrive at the Catholic faith from many different paths. Life events, family and friends, joys and sorrows can all draw a person to respond to God in faith. Each year adults of all ages, from different walks of life, decide to make their journey through life with the Catholic Church.
We welcome people to walk with us while still feeling undecided. It’s important to know that there is no obligation and no pressure for a person to become Catholic.