What is CREDO?

CREDO is the Sydney Catholic Archdiocesan office for evangelisation and renewal.

We seek to inspire, support and initiate evangelisation in the Sydney Archdiocese so that it becomes “her deepest identity” and it can be said that the Archdiocese “exists in order to evangelise”.1

CREDO supports and hosts works that enable people to encounter Jesus Christ and deepen their relationship with him in the Sacraments, Scriptures, teachings, traditions and community of the Catholic Church.

To achieve this we:

  • give primacy to the proclamation of the “first announcement” or “kerygma 2
  • offer programs to induct people into the life of intentional missionary discipleship
  • assist ordinary Catholics in finding their voice and sharing the joy of following Christ
  • offer purposeful training in evangelisation
  • provide supported experiences of  ‘marketplace’ evangelisation for beginners
  • resource and advise groups and parishes who are seeking to initiate works of evangelisation
  • collaborate with parishes in their ongoing quest to develop a missionary focus

The events that support these goals are:

  • parish missions, retreats & prayer experiences
  • evangelisation and missionary discipleship training programs
  • large & small scale outreach events (e.g. Walk With Christ Eucharistic Procession, Light a Candle for Christmas, 24 Hours for the Lord, Nights of Mercy, etc)
  • Sydney Evangelisation Network (SENt) meetings


1 Pope Paul VI, Evangelii nuntiandi, 14

2 Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, 164