Courageously Sharing Our Faith
We believe our baptism calls us to lead others to new or increased faith in Jesus Christ. Therefore…
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.
- Goal Update October 2020: The Office of Communications has developed an initiative to welcome people back to Mass. Welcoming You invites each person to encounter the love and mercy of Jesus Christ. A priority for Courageously Living the Gospel is to welcome and accompany others like Jesus.
- Goal Update June 2019: The Diocese of St. Petersburg partnered with Catholic Leadership Institute (CLI) to conduct training to help parishes understand assessment and implementation of effective evangelization and family ministry strategies. We have provided guidance on the process for creating Parish Action Plans that are aligned to Courageously Living the Gospel. In the Fall of 2018 and the early part of 2019, over 500 leaders participated in training to deepen their understanding of the vision and prayerfully discern how they can contribute to the vision, renew their faith and boldly proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.
- 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 Lemoiemail@example.com or 727-344-1611|
|Family Ministries||Diane Kledzikfirstname.lastname@example.org or 727-344-1611|
|Intercultural Competency||Carlos Floresemail@example.com or 727-344-1611|
WATCH VIDEOS below of Bishop Gregory Parkes answering questions about these goals during a radio interview with Spirit FM.