Paulist Evangelization Ministries
Paulist Evangelization Ministries reaches out to those who have no family of faith, and to Catholics who have ceased being active in their faith, by developing user-friendly and accessible tools to help parishes and Catholics reach out in welcome and reconciliation. Among the programs we have developed are: Awakening Faith: Reconnecting to Your Catholic Faith, a widely-used small group process to help Catholics reactivate their faith; and Seeking Christ: First Steps toward Catholic Faith, which helps parishes reach out to inquirers all year long through pre-catechumenal resources. In addition, Paulist Evangelization Ministries has published resources for seekers like "Why Not Consider Becoming a Catholic?" a short book which explains the Catholic faith to others; and a series of brochures which parishes can distribute in a variety of ways on the attractiveness of the Catholic faith or reasons to attend Mass.
Paulist Evangelization Ministries is also developing a three-year parish Lenten program called "Living the Eucharist" which will be a comprehensive set of resources to help parishioners understand the Eucharist more fully, and see the mission implications in our Sunday worship. A basic evangelization starter kit is available (Spring 2011) called Preparing to Share Good News, to help parishes begin evangelizaton outreach.
Utilizing the Internet, Paulist Evangelization Ministries also offers the Online Forum to arch/diocesan leaders in evangelization; Catholic Speakers Online which provides experts on mission-related topics; and the online monthly newsletter, Evangelization Exchange. It will offer the Paulist Comprehensive Training Program, with 12 videos to explain Catholic evangelization and train future evangelization leaders. All resources and materials can be found at pemdc.org.
|President:||Father Frank DeSiano, CSP|
|Vice President:||Father Kenneth Boyack, CSP|
|Paulist Evangelization Ministries|
North American Paulist Center
3015 Fourth Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017-1102