Bishop Malone to Launch Major New DVD Initiative

February 12, 2009 11:01 am

A strong partnership between Catholic Vocations Ministry Australia and Choicez Media – Australia’s largest Catholic media provider, will see the Bishop of Newcastle-Maitland, Bishop Michael Malone launch a major new vocations DVD initiative in Sydney on March 5. Entitled, Holding Nothing Back the project is a comprehensive and ultra-modern two-disc package including a documentary style film and seven in-depth interviews with religious and priests from across the nation. Filmed on location during and after World Youth Day, the interviews explore the lives and journeys of some fascinating Australian men and women who have chosen to give all in their radical response to Christ’s invitation to follow Him. From the stories of former professional tennis players to builders and hospitality workers the interviews are designed to help young people gain a better understanding of the call to vocation through the stories of those who have wrestled with the very meaning of their existence and the call to serve others in religious life. The short film provides a powerful exploration of the very essence of vocation through narrative and symbolic elements using a top-level production and creative team. Bishop Malone, commenting on his first review of the program stated, ‘For the first time I have seen something in the Vocation area which is a balance of wise counsel, best practice and pastoral sensitivity…able to capture the essence of Vocation discernment in provocative and excellent images…well done!’ Choicez Media National Director, Jonathan Doyle states, ‘Our whole team felt such a sense of privilege to be involved with such an important project with a message we were convinced young people needed to have the chance to hear.’ The national launch takes place Mt St Benedict College, Pennant Hills, Sydney on Thursday March 5 at 7.30 pm.