As a Community, we do not exist for ourselves, but rather to serve as Christ. Our mission is to ‘be’ community then to ‘do’ – make disciples and in the words of Pope Francis…
“Make the Church a community in which everyone feels welcomed and understood, feels God’s mercy and love that renews life.”
The following are examples of our Community’s service:
Evangelisation is our most active apostolate. We share what we have received from the Lord, by witnessing through our testimonies and lives whenever possible.
Example: At the invitation of Fr. Ted Tyler PP of Mary MacKillop Parish of the upper Blue Mountains our branch of the DOJCC went to Katoomba to evangelise during the pagan Winter Magic Festival which took place on Saturday 21 June 2014. More details.
Life in the Spirit Seminars
Life in the Spirit Seminars aim to encourage people to opening themselves to the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives and to discovering their Gifts.
Overcoming Poverty in Solidarity
Puso Ng Ama Foundation Inc (PNA) is a non profit association fostering personal and social transformation in poor areas, helping them to become more like heaven. Donations for the work of PNA with Fr. Paul Uwemedimo in Payatas, Quezon City, Philippines can be made at: https://wra.org.au/1618transform
Return to the Upper Room
(Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Prayers of Intercession)
Our members spend time every Friday in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and interceding for the needs of the Church and the world. All are welcome to join in. More details.
Summer School of Evangelisation
Hundreds of young people come to a one week long live-in Summer School every year to receive a unique encounter with Jesus, learn about their faith and experience community. Every year we join with other branches of the Community in organising a Summer School of Evangelisation at St. Stanislaus’ College, Bathurst, NSW. The is a week-long live-in School aimed to help young people understand and deepen their faith and to develop a vision for evangelisation within the context of the life of the faith community. The School is a lively Church encounter involving Liturgy, Sacraments, Scriptures, teachings, charismatic gifts, mission of the Church, celebration and prayer. See here for a video. Also see Lord’s Day Meal celebration 2018. Summer School Website.
Youth Mission Team Australia
YMT are groups of young people who use drama, mime, up tempo music and sincere personal sharing to encourage other people to acknowledge their qualities and seek the vision God has for them. YMT Website.
Light to the Nations
A biennial Easter pilgrimage, where several hundred young people converge at a camp site in NSW, to celebrate the Easter mysteries. See the video here.
Acts 2 College of Mission and Evangelisation
Acts2COME is Perth’s Catholic Bible College. It is a nationally registered training organisation offering accredited courses in Christian Ministry; with streams in Youth Ministry and Music Ministry. Acts2COME Website.
Asia Pacific School of Evangelisation
Students from the Australia-Pacific region receive their training in evangelisation and are commissioned to go out and bear fruits that will last. APSE Website.