The Department of Evangelization, Formation, Youth, and Family Life is currently revising the Mission Statement of our Department and respective offices to align with the Courageously Living the Gospel Vision Initiative of Bishop Gregory Parkes. Our mission will echo the Sacred Purpose identified in the Initiative; Proclaiming the Good News and Inviting all people to Encounter the love and mercy of Jesus Christ.
Covid 19 Assistance with Evangelization/Missionary Discipleship Initiatives: Each parish’s circumstances, resources and needs vary significantly. Referencing the Parish Plan for the Missionary Discipleship Goal from the Courageously Living the Gospel Vision Initiative is an excellent starting point as you consider alternate ways to encounter, accompany and proclaim the Gospel message to all. If your pastor/parish team would like assistance in developing strategies to maintain the evangelizing momentum of the parish community during these times when gathered or in-person events are not feasible, please email Brian Lemoi at BAL@DOSP.org or phone him at 813-240-4203. The phone will be monitored during normal business hours, Monday-Thursday, 9:00-5:00. After hours messages will be follow up in the next business day. May God bless our efforts to Courageously Live the Gospel during these challenging times! Brian Lemoi