This is the moment in which disciples, rooted in the community of the Church, are sent to welcome new people into a life of encounter, accompaniment, community, and sending. The ultimate thrust of discipleship is to be sent out in hopes of bringing people far from Jesus into the loving embrace of the Father. As Pope Francis reminds us, God sends us to everyone. The Church, animated by the Holy Spirit, strengthens disciples with relationships, programs, and charity, so that the life of the Church may be constantly renewed one person at a time.
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Alpha is a series of talks aimed at giving an introduction to Christian faith at no cost to parishes. Each talk is accompanied by a meal and time for reflection in small groups. Alpha creates a space for fallen-away Catholics, people of no faith or of a different faith tradition, and all people to come together to ask questions and learn more about Jesus.
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ChristLife is a national movement that began in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. It is comprised of three parts: Discovering Christ, Following Christ, and Sharing Christ. Each part of the program is divided into multiple weeks of videos, small group sharing, worship, and radical hospitality. ChristLife offers a space to explore the Catholic faith in a low pressure setting, so that all people can encounter Jesus in a life-changing way.
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The Amazing Parish is a national movement that seeks to revitalize the Catholic Church in America by providing pastors and leaders with the training, resources, and support they need to create vibrant and thriving parishes. The movement consists of hundreds of parishes throughout the country. Key speakers from the Amazing Parish include Patrick Lencioni, Rev. James Mallon, Tom Corcoran, and Chris Stefanik.
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Pope Francis lays out his vision for evangelization and renewal for the entire Church. He reads the signs of the times and offers practical direction for bishops, priests, religious, and the laity to become "missionary disciples" according to their own vocations.
Pope Paul VI delivers a landmark document on evangelization that emphasizes the importance of personal witness, integration of faith and life, and kerygmatic proclamation for a Church who "exists in order to evangelize."
St. Pope John Paul II to the task of catechesis in modern times. He places the art of catechesis within the overall movement of evangelization. At its core, the ministry of the Church is about falling in love with a person: Jesus Christ.
The U.S. bishops offer a national plan for evangelization in the Catholic Church. The document offers a theological overview of evangelization as well as practical strategies for becoming a more welcoming, hospitable, and evangelizing parish community.
The U.S. bishops share with the faithful a vision for the New Evangelization in the United States. This is a plan of action for each Catholic to be a witness to the risen Christ.
Fr. James Mallon re-presents the missionary vision of Pope Francis and his recent predecessors to outline the movement from becoming a "maintenance" to "mission" parish. Fr. Mallon articulates both the challenges and the opportunities for renewal in the Church today. He emphasizes beginning with evangelization, listening to the stories of others and introducing Jesus anew.
Also important is the commitment to organizational health and excellence.
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The story of Emmaus is always present and relevant to our walk with Christ. Click on the button below for a guided meditation on the Gospel.
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