Evangelization E-News
Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, so I send you."
And when he had said this,
he breathed on them and said to them,
"Receive the Holy Spirit..." (John 20:21-22)
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen
your faith and connect with the community.
Convocation of Catholic Leaders
July 1 - 4, 2017

This summer, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will be convening an unprecedented gathering of key leaders from dioceses and Catholic organizations from all across the country in order to assess the challenges and opportunities of our time, particularly in the context of the Church in the United States. 

A contingent of nine individuals will be attending from the Diocese of Cleveland.  Let us pray for the success of the convocation.

To learn more and pray for the upcoming convocation, click here
Stewardship Reflection Day:
Renewing Purpose and Spirit at Work

Thursday, July 13 
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at JRH
(lunch included) - $35

Presented by: Fr. Norm Douglas

For more information, click here

Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment Survey

In October 2018, Catholic bishops and young adults from all over the world will meet in Rome for a synod focusing on “Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment.”

In preparation for this major synod on youth, Pope Francis wants to gather input from the Catholic faithful. Consequently, the Diocese of Cleveland has made available a survey to gather information on the current state of youth & young adults that will be included as part of the pre-synod discernment document.  All are invited and encouraged to take this short survey.  

Discernment in the RCIA Webinar Opportunity

June 6, 2017: 1:00pm ET
June 6, 2017: 7:30pm ET
Order code:  VWFCI03    $15

“The rite of initiation is suited to a spiritual journey of adults that varies according to the many forms of God’s grace, the free cooperation of individuals, the action of the Church and the circumstances of time and place” (RCIA 5).  No two stories are alike. No two individuals are the same.   Throughout this journey, the Church expects prayerful reflection and discernment of God’s will.    How can pastors, sponsors, and catechists offer effective pastoral conversations which aid in this reflection?   This workshop will look at moments when the RCIA presumes a necessary discernment and address methods for doing so.

Promoting the Intercultural Worship of Diverse Communities Webinar

June 8, 2017 1:00 pm ET
Order code: VWWDC  $10

More than ever, parishes across the country are called to serve multi-lingual and multicultural communities. This workshop will encourage pastoral leaders to prioritize the development of a real intercultural parish identity in the liturgical life of the community. In collaboration with the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions, this presentation will explore the concepts found in the book by Rev. Mark Francis, Liturgy in a Culturally Diverse Community.  

Evangelization Matters:
The Hallmarks of a Missionary Disciple

By our baptism, we are all called to be missionary disciples. And every parish is called to be a center of missionary activity where disciples are formed. What qualities of discipleship can we live out individually and in our parish community?  

In his document on evangelization,  The Joy of the Gospel,  Pope Francis outlines some of the characteristics embodied by those who are called to mission:   Read more...

Catholic Apostolate Center Webinar and Offerings

What you See is What You Get
Maintaining an Evangelizing Presence Webinar

June 13, 2017 at 2pm EDT

Evangelization depends greatly on the content of our proclamation (the Kerygma). But, the effectiveness of evangelization also depends upon how the Kerygma is proclaimed. Our attitude, demeanor, and disposition all communicate something. A great deal of evangelization takes place tacitly through actions that communicate openness to the other and demonstrate Christ’s love. We are called to exercise a ‘ministry of presence’. But, we must work hard to ensure that our presence is one that truly exhibits the Gospel and not one that leads others away from Christ.

This Webinar is in collaboration with the National Conference of Catechetical Leadership, and the speakers represent the Archdiocese of Atlanta, and the Diocese of Charlestown. 

Resources from the Catholic Apostolate Center

Pope Francis, in his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, reminds each of

us that we are Missionary Disciples and that "in all the baptized, from first to last, the sanctifying power of the Spirit is at work, impelling us to evangelization" (Evangelii Gaudium 119). To be Missionary Disciples is to go out and evangelize, but how do we evangelize today? The Catholic Apostolate Center is pleased to offer many resources about how to evangelize in today's culture, including:

Click here to view more.  
Connect with Terrie Baldwin, Director
Office of Evangelization - Diocese of Cleveland
216-696-6525, ext. 2540   
 tbaldwin@dioceseofcleveland.org    www.dioceseofcleveland.org/evangelization