Ministry Partners

Ministry Partners are particular ministry groups which share a close and mutually supportive relationship with Emmanuel. Whilst being independent from Emmanuel, these groups share a common vision to awaken and strengthen faith, hope and love in and for Jesus Christ.

Our primary ministry partners are

Please click on the links below for more information about each ministry.

NET Ministries

NET (National Evangelisation Teams) is a peer to peer, values driven ministry to young people. Each year, approximately forty young people give a year of their lives to travel to and live in cities and towns throughout Australia. Through their vital ministry, the teams present a vision for life which challenges, equips and encourages young people in their day to day circumstances. At the heart of the ministry is the personal witness of our team members, young men and women who have experienced the transforming power of God’s love in their own lives.


NET offers young people positive life skills and leadership training as well as running programs which cover areas such as sexuality, social responsibility, peer pressure, self image, family issues and life purpose.

Their lengthy experience in this ministry has allowed NET to branch out into developing nations such as Uganda in Africa, the Marshall Islands and many other places.

Visit their website at

menAlive menAlive

menAlive was founded out of a response to a great need in the hearts and lives of men, and a great need in the life of the Catholic Church. The purpose of menAlive is to bring men together, to renew their faith in God and to encourage them become an active force of renewal in the Church.

menAlive offers

  • Parish based retreat weekends
  • menAlive2theMax and menAlive Extreme — annual weekends of formation and growth
  • Sons of the Father — weekend for fathers and teenage sons
  • The Catholic Man breakfast series — mens breakfasts held in the heart of the city
  • Small group support and fellowship
  • Annual conferences

Visit their website at

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd began in Rome, Italy, in 1954 and has since found its way to many countries around the world. This catechesis is unique in that it begins with the very youngest children 3 — 6 yrs in the Level One Atrium, but continues with children 6 −12 yrs in Levels Two and Three.


In this approach to religious formation the children come each week for a one and half to two hour session in a specially prepared room called an Atrium. This room is filled with ’hands-on’ materials related to the themes of scripture and elements of the Liturgy which have been found to correspond to their religious needs. Here they are met by trained Catechists who guide their meditation, prayer and personal work.

Sofia Cavalletti the founder of this Catechesis says, „In the Atrium, all is a passage to prayer, or prayer itself.“

Members of Emmanuel Community became interested in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in 1995 and established atria in Brisbane, since then catechists from the community have helped spread the work to WA, Vic, ACT, and other centres around Qld, and to Singapore, New Zealand, and Uganda.

Visit their website at

Courage Courage

Courage is a ministry to those with same-sex attraction. Here, feelings and thoughts can be expressed and be received by open ears and without judgment in a safe atmosphere.

Courage promotes and encourages participation in a Catholic life — the Mass, a personal prayer life and formation in the teachings of the Catholic Church about homosexuality. We stress that, while homosexual acts are contrary to the natural law and that homosexual persons are called to chastity, the dignity of each person with same-sex attraction requires that they „be accepted with respect, compassion and sensitivity“ (para. 2358 Catholic Catechism).

Brisbane Courage activities includes:

  • Informal barbeques and get-togethers
  • One-to-one conversations and mentoring
  • Public education programmes and conferences

Visit their website at