The Emmanuel Community was born out of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in 1972. It started with a prayer meeting in Paris with Pierre Goursat and Martine Laffitte-Catta and grew quickly in France and around the world. In 1992, the Holy See recognised that the Emmanuel Community acts for the common good of the whole Catholic Church. As a Public Association of the Faithful, it brings together priests, consecrated men and women, families and single people who testify to the ecclesiology of communion encouraged by the Second Vatican Council. In 2017, this call to live the complementarity of the states of life for the new evangelisation led the Congregation for the Clergy to erect the Clerical Association of the Emmanuel Community (gathering priests and deacons). It is indissolubly linked to the Association of Faithful.


Words of Wisdom

Two of the disciples of Jesus were on their way to a village called Emmaus, seven miles from Jerusalem, and they were talking together about all that ...

Words of Wisdom

I will establish my Covenant between myself and you, and your descendants after you, generation after generation, a Covenant in perpetuity, to be your God and the ...

School of Prayer in the Catholic Weekly

Every first Friday of the month, the Emmanuel Community facilitates a School of Prayer at St. Peter Chanel in Berala. This has been featured in the Catholic ...

Emmanuel Community facilitates parish Mercy Night

On 14 March 2024, the Emmanuel Community was invited by the parish of St Patrick’s in Sutherland to facilitate a Mercy Night. The evening captured the hearts ...

Words of Wisdom

The angel brought me to the entrance of the Temple, where a stream came out from under the Temple threshold and flowed eastwards, since the Temple faced ...

Ecclesia’M jeunes : un an pour devenir acteur de l’Eglise

Ecclesia’M Jeunes, c’est la nouvelle année missionnaire pour les jeunes 18-28ans qui débutera en septembre 2024 Un an au coeur d’une paroisse en France pour se laisser ...

Find rest for your soul: an afternoon retreat

23rd Feb 2024 St John Bosco Parish Centre with the Emmanuel Community In 2018 and 2019, at the request of the Archbishop, the Emmanuel Community provided the ...

Emmanuel Community National Gathering

“I have called you by name, you are mine” With great joy in being together, the Emmanuel Community National Gathering was held from 18 – 21 January ...

Emmanuel Mission Night – “Go, therefore, to the streets…” (Mt 22:9)

This coming Friday, September 23, the Emmanuel Community will be hosting its monthly Mission Night at the church of St. Vincent de Paul in Redfern. The goal ...

What is ‘Love & Truth’?

Love & Truth is a worldwide outreach of the Emmanuel Community for couples seeking to grow in their Christian vocation to marriage. The outreach takes the form ...

Love in lockdown – a testimony from Australia

In Australia, Love and Truth organised an evening to help couples renew their love experienced through confinement. “Last week we passed 100 days of Stage 4 lockdown ...

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Songs of praise, celebration and worship to pray and meet God through music.

"Life is a journey, along different roads, different paths, which leave their mark on us. We know in faith that Jesus seeks us out"

The Emmanuel Community's vocation is to bear witness to God's presence in the world, his closeness and his love for each person.

It brings together lay people (married, single, consecrated in celibacy) and priests, who live in the heart of the world and put themselves together at the service of the mission of the Catholic Church through adoration, compassion and evangelisation.


In order to announce the good news of God's presence by adapting to the needs of the world, the Emmanuel Community has developed many proposals for couples and families, children, adolescents, young people, those who want to bear witness in professional life or serve the poor.