new evangelisation

Home Mission: General Resources

The Home Mission Desk, with partners, offers a number of resources in support of evangelisation. Here you will find a snapshot of resources and links.


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Home Mission Videos

The Home Mission Desk has a group on video platform Vimeo. Browse all the videos produced by the Desk to support evangelisation in England and Wales.

Christmas Outreach Materials

Materials have been made available to Catholic parishes across England and Wales to support outreach to non-churchgoing Catholics during Advent and Christmas.

Easter Outreach

The Easter bank holiday provides most people with an opportunity to rest and meet with family and friends. For Christians, the week preceding it and the weekend itself is the most dramatic, wonderful and amazing time in the Christian calendar.

Easter Resources

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Catholic Bishop, Kieran Conry, is leading a drive to invite Catholics back to Confession this Lent, and he is keen to highlight how your mobile phone can help you to prepare to make a good Confession – whether it is your first Confession in thirty years, or you go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation regularly in your local parish.


The Rosary is a pattern of prayer popular among Christians. At heart it is a series of meditations on some aspects, or mysteries, of the life of Jesus Christ and Mary his mother.

Faith Card

Over a million 'Faith Cards' have been distributed to communicate that the carrier is a baptised Catholic. An initiative of the Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

Little Way Week

Little Way Week is an initiative promoting seven days of prayer and service in the footsteps of St Thérèse of Lisieux.

All Souls – 2 November 2013

All Saints – 1 November 2013

Support the 'Night of Light'

Catholic Bible Sunday

Every Advent, our cycle of prayer invites us to reflect on ‘openness to the Word of God’. Bible Sunday, which falls on the Second Sunday of Advent, is a helpful opportunity for us to reflect in our parishes about how we can engage more deeply with the words of Scripture.

Scripture Study Guide

A resource has been produced by the Bishops’ Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis to promote a deeper appreciation of the place of the Bible in the Catholic community in England and Wales, and to support the new evangelisation.

Synod on the New Evangelisation

Three hundred Catholic Bishops from around the world came together in Rome for the XIII Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, to reflect on the theme of "The New Evangelisation for the Transmission of the Christian Faith".

Year of Faith

The Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI announced that the Catholic Church will celebrate a Year of Faith from 11 October 2012 - 24 November 2013. This feature offers a short introduction to the year. 

Art and Faith Podcasts

Parish Resources