SENt Meeting - Shayne Bennett


10 years Shayne Bennett
DATE & TIME: Thursday, 10 August from 6:30-9pm
VENUE: The Catholic Centre, 3 Keating Street, Lidcombe
It has been 10 years since Shayne Bennett delivered his seminal keynote address, Christ: Our Constant Focus at CREDO’s 2007 Colloquium on the New Evangelisation.
To mark this anniversary, we have asked Shayne to revisit Christ: Our Constant Focus at our next Sydney Evangelisation Network Meeting on Thursday 10 August. Shayne will address the continuing necessity of keeping Christ at the centre of evangelisation, drawing on a further 10 years’ experience, and with a particular focus on the action and mission of the Holy Spirit in bringing this about.
RSVP: Monday, 7 August to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or (02) 9307 8477
RSVPs are essential for catering and seating purposes.
Please remember to include the full name of those attending and what group/organisation they are from.
Please pass this invitation on to anyone from your parish or organisation who you think may be interested!


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Shayne is married to Shanelle and they have three married children and ten grandchildren. Over the years, he has proven himself to be a pioneer of lay ministry in the Church, particularly in the areas of evangelisation, community development and pastoral formation. Shayne is the Founding Executive Director of NET Ministries in Australia (a national youth ministry of evangelisation reaching 30,000 youth and young adults each year), former Moderator of the Emmanuel Community and Director of Uganda Mission. His current roles include:
  • Manager of FX (Francis Xavier) Mission (a new initiative in University Ministry by NET Ministries which works in conjunction with Catholic University Chaplaincy/Campus Ministry)
  • Director of Mission and Faith Formation at the Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary which includes working with seminiarians as a formator and lecturer

Shayne's passion for finding new innovative ways of proclaiming the Gospel is a constant motivator which has taken him throughout Australia and to many parts of the world as he seeks to "go and make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:19). He has recently returned from Uganda where he participated as a presenter in an evangelisation formation program for more than seventy university students and young professionals from across the country. In the last month, Shayne has been appointed by the Australian Bishops Commission for the Plenary Council as a member of the Plenary Council Executive Committee.