In a series of half page newspaper advertisements, Archbishop John Bathersby is inviting all Catholics to take part in Christmas celebrations in their local churches.
The campaign is the prelude to a major outreach initiative being launched as part of the 150th anniversary of the archdiocese in 2009.
Archbishop Bathersby has also sent letters to individual parishes outlining a range of initiatives to welcome non-practising Catholics at Christmas, as well as including plans for a 2008 pilot scheme in 20 parishes.
This would pave the way for complete parish involvement in 2009.
In the letter, Archbishop Bathersby asks all priests and parishioners to make a particular effort to extend a personal welcome to those who respond to the invitation to join Christmas celebrations.
Campaign rolling out Christmas welcome (Catholic Leader 16/12/07)
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Archdiocese of Brisbane
18 Dec 2007