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.

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 Lemoi bal@dosp.org or 727-344-1611
Family Ministries Diane Kledzik dmk@dosp.org or 727-344-1611
Intercultural Competency Carlos Flores cf@dosp.org or 727-344-1611