"Evangelization is the mission of the Church, not just of a few but my, your, OUR mission" - Pope Francis
Pope Francis challenges us to bring Jesus to the world. How is that accomplished? How do we reach beyond the pews and equip the faithful to serve as missionary disciples? Each of us has unique gifts, important to the mission of the Church. Our office seeks to help each person discover their gifts and enter a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. We seek to build up the body of Christ by supporting parishes with resources and opportunities to proclaim the gospel to the world!
“We cannot really talk about the “ordinary” life of the Church because all of it is the graced gift of the Holy Spirit. Yet there are familiar ways by which evangelization happens: by the way we live God’s love in our daily life; by the love, example, and support people give each other; by the ways parents pass faith on to their children; in our life as Church, through the proclamation of the Word and the wholehearted celebration of the saving deeds of Jesus; in renewal efforts of local and national scope; in the care we show to those most in need; and in the ways we go about our work, share with our neighbors, and treat the stranger. In daily life, family members evangelize each other; men and women, their future spouses; and workers, their fellow employees, by the simple lives of faith they lead. Through the ordinary patterns of our Catholic life, the Holy Spirit brings about conversion and a new life in Christ.” Excerpt from Go and Make Disciples: A National Plan and Strategy for Catholic Evangelization in the United States