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Joy of the Gospel


The Joy of the Gospel

Archbishop Coleridge has stated that Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel is the charter for the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Evangelisation Brisbane continues to provide resources and formation opportunities for parishes on the document. The vision and practical steps outlined in The Joy of the Gospel will inform and guide formation and mission in the Archdiocese.

The printed version, published by St Pauls, is now available from bookshops for $9.95. The HTML and PDF versions are available on the Vatican website.

The text can be read online or you can download the PDF version. The GoodReader app for tablets will allow you to make notes, highlight and search.

It is also available from for Kindle devices and readers (iPad, iPhone and Android can read these with the Kindle app installed). Click here for the page. $8.90.

Joy-filled Good News

Fr John Chalmers has studied and reflected on the document extensively. He has given presentations about The Joy of the Gospel to priests, groups and parishes in the dioceses of Tooowoomba, Rockhampton and Brisbane. These presentations are available as free downloads on our online store.

Archbishop’s Lenten Pastoral Message 2014

The video was designed so it could be used by parishes at any time; not just Lent. There are eight quotes from the Joy of the Gospel followed by 4-5 questions. The visuals are excellent. If you were not able to use the video during Lent then this is a local resource that is freely available on the web.

View the video

Read the message

The Francis Effect – Living the Joy of the Gospel

My mission of being in the heart of the people is not just a part of my life or a badge I can take off; it is not an ‘extra’ or just another moment in life. Instead, it is something I cannot uproot from my being without destroying my very self. I am a mission on this earth; that is the reason why I am here in this world. We have to regard ourselves as sealed, even branded, by this mission of bringing light, blessing, enlivening, raising up, healing and freeing.
(The Joy of the Gospel 273)

Catholic Mission Australia has collaborated with Catholic Religious Australia to produce a collection of reflections on Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium.

It can be read online as a free ebook or you can order a copy from Catholic Mission. The eBook is through ISSU.

Evangelisation Brisbane Project Officers are available to give presentations and facilitate workshops on The Joy of the Gospel. Please contact us for further information.