Evangelization & Missionary Discipleship
We believe our baptism calls us to lead others to new or increased faith in Jesus Christ. Therefore…
Original Goals: The Diocese will partner with pastors and parishes for successful assessment, training and implementation of effective evangelization and family ministry strategies, including hospitality and intercultural competency by Pentecost 2019.
Why this is essential for our future: In March of 2021, a U.S. Gallup Poll found that U.S. Church membership across all faith traditions fell below the majority of adults for the first time in the survey’s history. Each Catholic is called by baptism to be a disciple of Christ and to make other disciples.
What We Accomplished: Catholic Leadership Institute (CLI) conducted training to help parishes understand assessment and implementation of effective evangelization strategies. They provided guidance on the process for creating Parish Action Plans that are aligned to Courageously Living the Gospel.
New Goal: Parish teams will gather in regional sessions to plan strategies for fostering and empowering missionary disciples.
- CLG: Continuing our Mutually Shared Vision – September 14, 15, 16, 2021
- Missionary Discipleship – November 16, 17, 18, 2021
- Article March 2021: Office of Evangelization & Missionary Discipleship Launches Virtual Learning Center in Partnership with Revive Parishes
- Article March 2021: Office of Communications Develops Initiative to Welcome People to Mass
- Article January 2020: New Video Series Inspires Catholics to be Ambassadors for Christ
- Article November 2019: Workshop Highlights Important of Welcoming, Invitation and Hospitality
- Article July 2019: Diocese Introduces Guidelines for Building Intercultural Competencies
- Article February 2019: Parishes Continue Planning Process for Courageously Living the Gospel
- Article January 2019: New Year, New Training Opportunities for Parish Leaders
- Article September 2018: Parish Training Begins for Courageosuly Living the Gospel
The Diocese of St. Petersburg has area experts that can help parishes with achieving their goals. We are here to support you! Please contact one of our area experts listed below.
|Evangelization/Missionary Disciples/Hospitality||Brian Lemoifirstname.lastname@example.org or 727-344-1611|
|Family Ministries||Diane Kledzikemail@example.com or 727-344-1611|
|Intercultural Competency||Carlos Floresfirstname.lastname@example.org or 727-344-1611|