July 2022 - Our Lady of the Gulf Parish Workshop

OLG Burning Hearts Ministry Workshop July 30, 2022

Our Lady of the Gulf Parish Center, Bay St. Louis, MS

This workshop is to empower each parishioner to be a leader in evangelization in our parish and community. We will dive into how our specific ministries can become on fire for spreading the Gospel in all we do! 

Throughout this workshop we will be diving into discipleship and evangelization in our parish, as an individual and as a member of a ministry. We hope this day will be one of renewal, encouragement and challenge for our parishioners to live out the call of Jesus to go out and make disciples of all nations. The day will be a time of reflection and formation on becoming a disciple of Jesus. 

Session i: Mission & Identity



Additional Reading


Missio Nostra Bp KihnemanMissio Nostra: Living Out The Great Commission of Jesus Christ (Bp. Louis Kihneman)   jesus the story you thought you knewForming Intentional Disciples (Sherry Weddell)   Joy of the GospelEvangelii Gaudium: The Joy of the Gospel (Pope Francis) evangelii nuntiandi pope paul viEvangelii Nuntiandi: On Evangelization in the Modern World ( St. Pope Paul VI)  



In truth, everything in our parishes, schools, and ministries needs to be aligned with the vision of Jesus, which is his Great Commission.

Bishop Louis Kihneman, Missio Nostra

It is the Holy Spirit who, today just as at the beginning of the Church, acts in every evangelizer who allows himself to be possessed and led by Him. The Holy Spirit places on his lips the words which he could not find by himself, and at the same time the Holy Spirit predisposes the soul of the hearer to be open and receptive to the Good News and to the kingdom being proclaimed.

Techniques of evangelization are good, but even the most advanced ones could not replace the gentle action of the Spirit. The most perfect preparation of the evangelizer has no effect without the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit the most convincing dialectic has no power over the heart of man. 

Pope St. Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi, 75

Session iI: The Evangelization Process



Additional Reading

living as missionary disciplesLiving as Missionary Disciples: Resource for Evangelization (USCCB)   Sharing the faith you loveSharing the Faith That You Love: 4 Simple Ways to be Part of the New Evangelization (John Boucher) made for missionMade for Mission: Renewing Your Parish Culture (Tim Glemkowski)>ablaze paradigms for parish renewalAblaze: 5 Essential Paradigm Shifts for Parish Renewal (Strohm) 

Session iII: The Thresholds of Conversion



Additional Reading/Watching/Listening

Podcast transforming parishes transforming livesTransforming Parishes Transforming Lives Podcast Episode 6: Exploring the Pre-Discipleship Journey clear and simple conversations that lead to conversionClear & Simple:  Conversations That Lead to Conversion (Andre Regnier) thresholds of conversion and faithThresholds of Conversion and Faith (Diocese of Biloxi) helping others drop their netsHelping Others Drop Their Nets & Follow Jesus (Sherry Weddell)

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