Evangelization in the New Apostolic Age
Evangelization initiatives are currently in the planning stage, and will be announced sometime early in the new year.
In the meantime, please scroll down on this page to read a pastoral commentary on evangelization for our parish community. Also, please check out the following Catholic websites:
The new Apostolic Age of the church is also called the new evangelization. It is a return to the original evangelization which preceded and now follows an age of Christendom or Cultural Catholicism. The first evangelization introduced the world to Jesus Christ. The new evangelization invites the world to come back to Jesus Christ. Like the prophets of Israel before and after the Exile, the church stands at the threshold of a post-modern, post-secular, and post-atheistic world that needs Jesus Christ just as much as the ancient world did. This is what the new evangelization is all about, even at the local parish level.
The New Evangelization will take on many forms in our parish community. Not only as the underlying current of our all our parish programs and activities, the New Evangelization brings our parish community together on a mission to bring the world to Christ by embracing Christ ourselves first. Just as our parish organizations and parish charities promote fellowship as they engage in charitable endeavors, our parish evangelization efforts are the basic mission of our parish. Just as the church exists to evangelize, our parish exists to evangelize as well! We were made for a time like this!
The ChristLife Course is basic training for the new evangelization. When we discover and follow Christ, we cannot help but share Christ with others. Friendship Evangelization is aptly described by the Cursillo movement in three phases: make a friend, be a friend, bring a friend to Jesus. In terms of the FOCUS movement, we engage in three strategies for evangelization: win, build and send forth intentional disciples of Christ. In regard to Renew My Church, we make disciples, build community, and inspire witness. Our parish initiatives will soon be posted on this website.
Go out to the whole world, and proclaim the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ!