Circles are a place for formation and mission.These Circles have three invitations at their core: to belong, believe and become. These invitations form the core of each Circle, calling them to gather, pray and give. These elements are at the heart of the Pontifical Mission Societies as envisioned by one of the founders - Venerable Pauline-Marie Jaricot.
Belong began as an answer to Pope Francis’ call for extraordinary renewal through the Extraordinary Mission Month (October 2019). The four missionary dimensions outlined by Pope Francis form the foundations for Circles. At the heart of the guided prayer, is a proclamation of the great truths that lie at the core of Christianity: God loves, Christ saves and He is alive. These truths lead to a call to a response of missionary discipleship.
Circles in Community
Parishes, schools, communities and individuals can all form Circles. All resources are free to access by the universal Catholic Church.
Belong represents a new pastoral initiative for evangelisation. It is with hope that I write to invite all the faithful to hear the Gospel anew and be invited afresh into participation in the life and mission of our Catholic Church.
Most Reverend Christopher Prowse DD STD Archbishop, Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn
Circles that gather, pray, and give, reflect beautifully Pauline's charism and bring it to life in our day.
Fr Tadeusz Nowak OMI Secretary General, Pontifical Mission Society for the Propagation of the Faith
Let's Keep in Touch
Belong believes the Church is ‘a community of communities, a sanctuary where the thirsty come to drink in the midst of their journey, and a centre of constant missionary outreach.’ (Evangelii Gaudium 28)
All can belong to this vision of Church, committed to missionary renewal. Join Belong to stay in touch as our story comes to life.
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Nihil Obstat Rev. Trenton van Reesch Archdiocesan Censor Imprimatur + Most Rev. Christopher Prowse DD STD Archbishop of Canberra & Goulburn