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Parish Starter Kit

  Did you know that of the 5 million Catholics in Australia, 4.2 million do not regularly participate in the life of the Church?  These statistics from the 2006 census, quantify what we see around us: that our parents, children, family, friends and neighbours are not regular participants in parish life.

If your parish is concerned about how you might reach people and invite them to consider coming back to Mass more regulalry, then you might want to find out more about Reconnect - a program of welcome for inactive Catholics.

Reconnect - a program of welcome for inactive Catholics was commissioned by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and written by the National Office for Evangelisation. It is a parish-based, small-group program specifically designed to provide a supportive and welcoming environment into which the many Catholics who are not active in the life of the Church may be invited to share their stories of faith, and in so doing, consider returning to regular worship. Reconnect is conducted over six two-hour sessions and is designed to be facilitated by active parishioners in collaboration with the parish priest.

Reconnect is available nationally for purchase. Reconnect is a practical, easy to use, parish resource for enriching parish life. Each parish is encouraged to buy a Reconnect Parish Starter pack to develop this vital ministry. The Reconnect Parish Starter Pack is made up of two Program Leader’s Manuals, six Participant’s Journals and a CD which contains a talk by Fr William McKee CSsR on the Ministry to Inactive Catholics, an MP3 recording of the same talk and a PowerPoint presentation for one of the sessions. Reconnect is a practical, easy to use, parish resource for enriching parish life.

To purchase Reconnect resources please see the NOE Order Form or order online.


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Preview Reconnect content:


Listen to Program for Inactive Catholics Talk
by Fr William McKee CSsR
  Listen to Feedback from Br Peter Hendricks MSC on his experience of conducting the pilot of Reconnect at St Thomas’ Willoughby given at the August 2008 workshop

For more information on Reconnect contact the National Office for Evangelisation on 1300 4 FAITH (1300 432 484) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Reconnect Starter Pack Web
2 program leaders manuals,
6 participant journals & 1 CD

AU $97.90

Program Leader's Manual 

Reconnect Leaders Manual cover FINAL web 7cm

AU $19.80
 Participant's Journal  

Reconnect Participants Journal Web
AU $8.80


 Reconnect CD
AU $5.50

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