Share the Good News
Veritas’ initiative to support the Year of Faith by providing this website and its associated resources is part of our response to the Church’s call to the ‘New Evanglisation’. This call is reiterated in the Irish context in Share the Good News, the National Directory for Catechesis in Ireland. Share the Good News is a ten year plan for Evangelisation, for Catechesis and for Religious Education from the perspective for the Irish Catholic Church.
Pause for Thought:
Summons to the New Evangelisation
Over the years, I have often repeated the summons to the new evangelisation. I do so again now, especially in order to insist that we must rekindle in ourselves the impetus of the beginnings and allow ourselves to be filled with the ardour of the apostolic preaching which followed Pentecost… This passion will not fail to stir in the Church a new sense of mission, which cannot be left to a group of "specialists" but must involve the responsibility of all the members of the People of God. Those who have come into genuine contact with Christ cannot keep him for themselves, they must proclaim him.
(Novo Millennio Ineunte, 40)
Share the Good News reminds us that the new evangelisation is ‘…addressed to those who have already been initiated into the Church but who have lost their deep sense of commitment to Jesus Christ and connection with the Christian community.’ (n. 40