Evangelization

What is Evangelization?

Excerpt from Go and Make Disciples:
A National Plan and Strategy for Catholic Evangelization in the United States.

Evangelizing means bringing the Good News of Jesus into every human situation and seeking to convert individuals and society by the divine power of the Gospel itself. At its essence are the proclamation of salvation in Jesus Christ and the response of a person in faith, which are both works of the Spirit of God.

Evangelization must always be directly connected to the Lord Jesus Christ. "There is no true evangelization if the name, the teaching, the life, the promises, the Kingdom and the mystery of Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God are not proclaimed."

Why Do We Evangelize?

Excerpt from Go and Make Disciples: A National Plan and Strategy for Catholic Evangelization in the United States.

We must evangelize because the Lord Jesus commanded us to do so. He gave the Church the unending task of evangelizing as a restless power, to stir and to stimulate all its actions until all nations have heard his Good News and until every person has become his disciple.

http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/evangelization/


Current Scripture Studies


The Great Adventure Bible Timeline

The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation is a rich exploration of salvation history as told in 14 narrative books of the Bible and explained on DVDs by Jeff Cavins.  It will help make the connections needed to better understand our faith.  In this study you will:

  •  Learn how the key people, places, and events in the Bible fit together into God’s plan for humanity
  •  Understand through Old Testament passages how God worked to establish His Kingdom
  •  Gain a greater appreciation for and understanding of the Scripture readings heard at Mass

There are 24 sessions held over a two-year period, 6 in the fall and 6 in the spring.

Contact Cindy Muhlenkamp for upcoming study sessions, 419-678-4802

Sessions are held from 7-9 PM in the East Room of the basement.  $10 for participant workbook.


The Great Adventure: Matthew, The King and His Kingdom (The Gospel of Matthew)

There are 24 sessions held over a two-year period, 6 in the fall and 6 in the spring.

Contact Cindy Muhlenkamp at the Cluster Offices for information on upcoming sessions, 419-678-4802

Sessions are held from 9-11 AM in the East Room of the basement.  $10 for participant workbook.


Online Learning Opportunities


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Available programs:

Symbolon:  The Catholic Faith Explained

Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained opens up the “big picture” of the Catholic faith in a way that helps us know it, live it and articulate it to others. Through beautifully crafted teaching and state-of-the-art video, author, speaker and theologian Dr. Edward Sri leads a team of dynamic teachers who provide a clear and comprehensive explanation of the Catholic faith.

Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage

In 12 sessions, Beloved explores the essential realities of marriage, dealing with the deepest spiritual, emotional, and practical aspects of what the sacrament means for those preparing to get married as well as those who yearn for a richer married life. Through Scripture, Tradition, and Church teaching, God’s plan for marriage will come alive.

The Footprints of God

Footprints of God: The story of Abraham to Augustine is a documentary film series hosted by popular Catholic author, speaker, and apologist Steve Ray. Meet the people and see the places that shaped the Salvation story through Scripture and Church history. It’s a fast-paced, entertaining biography, travel documentary, Bible study, apologetics course and Church history study rolled into one remarkable adventure!

33 Days to Morning Glory

A do-it-yourself retreat of spiritual renewal and Marian devotion featuring Fr. Michael Gaitley.

Catholicism Series

Journey around the world with Fr. Robert Barron to learn what Catholics believe.

Lectio: Unveiling Scripture and Tradition  (Peter and Eucharist)

In-depth Bible studies with renowned Scripture scholars Dr. Tim Gray, Dr. Brant Pitre, and Dr. Mary Healy.

Lighthouse Catholic Media: 10 of the top audio talks available in a downloadable MP3 format.

Ignatius Press:  e-books and movies

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Evangelization Outreach

Coordinates efforts to reach out to new parishioners, homebound parishioners and inactive or alienated Catholics.