How to Evangelize

  • How to Evangelize on Ash Wednesday

    Evangelize on Ash Wednesday

    Evangelizing Answers to Every Catholic's Favorite Ash Wednesday Question

    We don't presume to have the right response for every situation, but there are a few suggestions below that might help give you a foundation whether the questioner is a stranger just trying to be helpful...

  • Observing Lent? Try a Team Approach

    Accompaniment and Lent

    The forty days of Lent can seem like a long time, especially if one is giving up a favorite food or video game. It's helpful to have a friend to keep us going. He or she can encourage us, challenge us, and pick us up if we falter. In

  • Accompaniment After Retreats, Summer Camps & Mission Trips

    "To convert someone take them by the hand and guide them."  St. Thomas Aquinas

    I spent 15 years as a youth minister taking teenagers and young adults on retreats, conferences, mission trips, and summer camps.  I'm also the product of those experiences - my earliest memory of encounter with Jesus was as a teenager at a World Youth Day Mass.  My inital conversion

  • Apostles vs. Disciples: Nurturing the Full Discipleship Journey

    nuturing the full discipleship journeyUnderstanding the roles and distinctions between apostles and disciples in our

  • Living the Faith: Community


    “The faithful are fed by Christ's holy body and blood to grow in the communion of the Holy Spirit (koinonia) and to communicate it to the world.” (CCC, 948).


    The Church in the United States is a community of faith

  • Living As Missionary Disciples: A Resource for Evangelization

    The USCCB has outlined a four step methodology for helping people to grow on their discipleship journey.  This Encounter, Accompaniment, Community, Mission methodology is outlined in the USCCB document ...

  • An Examination of Conscience for Evangelizers


    “Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively engaged in evangelization. Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she has encountered the love of God in Christ Jesus:... we are always ‘missionary disciples’. So what are we waiting

  • Listening As a Disciple

    In the Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis talks about the essential role of listening in evangelization and discipleship:

    “We need to practice the art of listening, which is more than simply

  • Living the Faith: Encounter

    All Christians are invited to a “renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ” (Evangelii Gaudium, no. 9).

    Christ calls all people to himself in his Body, the Church, through the workings of the Holy Spirit, so that we can enter into a personal

  • Living the Faith: Accompaniment


    “The Church will have to initiate everyone—priests, religious and laity—into this ‘art of accompaniment’ which teaches us to remove our sandals before the sacred ground of the other” (cf. Ex 3:5).



  • Living the Faith: Mission

    Evangelizing is in fact the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity. She exists in order to evangelize, that is to say, in order to preach and teach, to be the channel of the gift of grace, to reconcile sinners with God, and to perpetuate

  • Sharing Your Faith by Sharing Your Story

    Sister Cecilia Joy interviews Executive Director Kristin Bird about how to evangelize by sharing your story of faith along with tips on how to build evangelizing into your home life.