Our Mission
The Archbishop’s Office for Evangelisation (AOFE) is a mission agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. It is entrusted with inviting, encouraging and supporting the vast array of people involved in Catholic ministry in the various settings where the good news is lived, proclaimed and celebrated across the Archdiocese. Established in 2004 by Archbishop Denis Hart, its mission is to ‘encourage a new and courageous preaching of the gospel for the new millennium.’ 

AOFE’s mission is directed at inspiring a creative and imaginative approach to the proclamation of the good news in the context of this time and place. This work is undertaken through the provision of programs, organisation of events and publication of resources to support the three ‘principal settings’ for the work of the New Evangelisation as outlined by Pope Francis in Evangelii Gaudium (n. 15):
  • Support for those in "ordinary pastoral ministry";
  • To reach out to the "baptised whose lives do not reflect the demands of baptism”; and,
  • To those who do not know Jesus Christ, or who have always rejected him. 

We support those in positions of leadership by providing adult faith formation and ongoing support in their ministry:

  • Liturgical ministry formation programs 
  • Programs tailored to parish needs (e.g. Parish Pastoral Council support)
  • Archdiocesan special projects and events

We provide opportunities for networking and dialogue for people involved in ministry through:

  • Conducting parish visits
  • Pastoral Associate and Deanery support
  • Engagement of lay ecclesial movements and migrant communities
  • Collaboration with other Archdiocesan agencies

We assist those who are searching for information about the Catholic Church through:

  • The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) programs and events
  • Providing an information and referral service for those interested in becoming a Catholic

We produce resources and publications to support various ministries:

  • The Summit Online 
  • Seasonal Programs (Lent & Advent)
  • Reflection Booklets
  • Liturgical Ministry brochures
  • Love’s Body Travelling Exhibition
  • Stations of Mary Travelling Resource
  • The Walking Rosary Travelling Resource
  • Special Archdiocesan projects

 

 
Our team would be happy to speak with you about how we can assist you in your ministry. Contact our Office:
 
Archbishops Office for Evangelisation
Cardinal Knox Centre 
383 Albert Street, East Melbourne VIC 3002
PO Box 146 East Melbourne 8002 
Tel: (03) 9926 5761
 
 
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