The New Evangelisation Trust
The New Evangelisation Trust is a zero running costs charity, sponsored by a small group of supporters, which provides a free service of matching donors with Evangelisation Causes in Ireland.
The Church here as we all know has been going through much difficulty and decline, even to the point of once again becoming a mission territory. More than ever before there is great need for a fresh proclamation of the Gospel into all areas of public and private life. On the positive side it is great to see the many committed Catholic, lay, religious and clergy alike who are giving their lives to the service of the Gospel. These are the “Home Missionaries” that Ireland so urgently needs. However it is unfortunate that inadequate finance continues to hinder much good work from flourishing to its full potential. And on the other hand there are generous and well intentioned donors who want to share in this new mission yet do not know where best to direct their finances. It is to these two needs that The Evangelisation Trust directs its attention by the seeking, managing and disbursing of funds between donors and Ireland’s New Missionaries.
Our fundraising comes from two main sources: regular donations and Wills. In relation to Wills made in favour of The New Evangelisation Trust we give people the peace of mind of knowing that, where their parting wish is the Evangelisation of Ireland, that they have left the disbursement of their earthly assets in reliable hands. In this way it can be said that donors become missionaries too, because they become an integral part of the missionaries’ work in the field!
Entrusted to the Patronage of St Joseph, our work is carried out in a spirit of prayer, and we continue to pray for all of our donors and the work of the new missionaries in Ireland.
The Tine Network Ireland
We are a network of Catholic Leaders of ministries involved in all forms of Evangelisation, serving the Catholic Church in Ireland.
The Network was initiated after a series of consultations which began in 2003. These consultations explored what was happening with evangelisation in Ireland. It was recognised that one of the best ways forward was to form of those involved.
Through the year we have gatherings of leaders to share ideas, encourage each other, and to plan new initiatives to benefit evangelisation in Ireland. We plan conferences and share resources. In 2009 we organised a city-wide mission in Galway under the auspices of the Bishop of Galway. In 2017, we organised a Youth Ministry Conference called Fortify. We have also facilitated two conferences focussed on helping Parishes move from maintenance to Mission.