You are part of the Lord’s plan to go and make disciples of all nations…
and a pandemic struck.
We can do this.
God is the source of all creativity.
The Gospels prove that the Lord shared himself with people in remarkably creative ways that led to life-changing encounter and salvation.
We use God-given creativity as a tool to visualize what an evangelizing parish looks like (pandemic or not), assess what it takes to shift to a mission-focused parish, and propose the gospel of God to everyone in town.
We employ sound practices that root evangelization as part of the life of discipleship and render it effective.
We lead with God’s goodness and love.
And we depend on the Holy Spirit, the sacraments, and the teachings of the Catholic Church.
The harvest is plenty, laborers are few. But even dedicated laborers are not sure how to propose Jesus Christ in a pandemic. How do we do that? ….
You all, I love you. But I need to say this out loud: Stop using Covid19 as an excuse to not do evangelization. I get it. It’s so tempting. Of course we don’t want to expose anyone to physical harm. We likely agree that the restrictions put in place in our towns and churches are…
Lots of people think that they are already doing evangelization. In most cases, they are not. Would it help to look at what the Church teaches on the role of evangelization in the path of discipleship? I’ll bet it would! One of the challenges we meet in talking about evangelizing parishes—what are they? what does…
Ugh, that word! Evangelization—people immediately think of soapboxes, megaphones, door to door missionaries, and more. And yet—we need to share the good news. Jesus told us too. We see people leaving, sometimes our family and friends. And to look at the last three months—has the world ever needed God more? And—we want to share the…