Mission and Marketing

Neil Helmore and Rob Schroeders

 Neil is the Communications Officer and Diocesan Vocation Coordinator of the Diocese of Townsville. Rob is co-founder of Brisbane-based media and marketing solutions company Lamplight media.

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Mission 9-5: Working Together in Mission from Behind the Desk

Natalia Teguhputri

 Founder of the The Waterjars Movement and member of Pope Francis’ global “Economy of Francesco” movement

How do we articulate what Missio Dei means to those of us who work nine to five jobs? How do we live it, and what can we intentionally, ongoingly, and reflectively contribute to the Mission of God in office work context? This presentation will draw from the concept of Missio Dei, the biblical roots of the first miracle in Cana, and build on recent lived experiences which recognise that Missio Dei is not only about salvation of souls but also the transformation of the whole creation.

Mission in Education – Education in Mission

Paul Cordier (Mon) and Liz Madden (Tues)

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Mission on the Margins  

 Rev Fr Mick Lowcock

 Parish priest of Good Shepherd Parish, Mt Isa, and Cloncurry, and Vicar General of the Diocese of Townsville

Drawing on over thirty years of pastoral work in Mount Isa, Fr Mick will explore a vision and praxis of mission that moves from the centre to the margins, ever in response to the needs of the community.

Mission as Encounter, Dialogue and Interruption.  

Sharon O’Keeffe

 Director – Identity and Outreach, Catholic Education Services, Diocese of Cairns


In this workshop participants are invited to engage in a Formation experience of Encounter through a variety of First Nations Knowings before then exploring how recontextualisation occurred for themselves and those in the workshop.

The questions this workshop investigates:

  • How do we honour and celebrate First Nations Peoples who continue to enrich our Catholic Story?
  • How do we form intentionally engaging in dialogue and deep listening in the Cairns Catholic Education Community?

Doing Mission: The Parish Context

Rev Fr Josh Whitehead

 Associate Pastor of Caloundra Catholic Parish

Engaging in the mission we’ve been given in practical ways can seem daunting, but every person has the capacity to share what they’ve received according to the gifts they’ve been given. Join us for this workshop where we’ll look at personal context, and how to make a difference within that context.