Office of Evangelization

Diocese of Cleveland

Office of Evangelization

The Office of Evangelization is here to offer a presence of love and friendship in spreading the Good News of the salvation in Jesus Christ and to promote the mission of the Catholic Church.  The office provides resources, talks, retreats, and training for parishes, schools and organizations throughout the Diocese of Cleveland on how to be missionary disciples in evangelizing churches who go forth to spread the Gospel message.


Click here to read the latest Mass E-mail – Our Lenten Journey as Missionary Disciples


Lay Ecclesial Ministry Convocation

Register Today for May 25, 2018

Ministering as Missionary Disciples

You are invited to come together with Bishop Perez and members of the Cleveland delegation to explore what it means to minister with the heart of a missionary disciple.
In July 2017, delegations from dioceses and archdioceses throughout the United States gathered at the invitation of the USCCB to explore what it means to live as missionary disciples at the Joy of the Gospel Convocation.
This convocation is for all who are lay ministers in the diocese, whether staff or volunteer, certified or not.
Please join us for this opportunity on:

New date to be announced soon.

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Center for Pastoral Leadership

28700 Euclid Avenue

Wickliffe, Ohio 44092

Click here to download a new May 25th Registration Form
Questions, please contact Colleen Royer at (440) 943-7670

Living as Missionary Disciples

Bishop Nelson Perez shares his thoughts on Living as Missionary Disciples:

Learn more about the elements of discipleship Bishop Perez talks about in this video in the booklet, Living as Missionary Disciples.

Click here to read Living as Missionary Disciples

Click here to purchase the booklet Living as Missionary Disciples

Stewardship and Evangelization Conference

Thank you to all who attended the November Stewardship and Evangelization Conference. We heard from many who left feeling renewed and resourced.  If you need any additional information regarding the conference, please contact Terrie Baldwin at

Click here to check out the follow-up page and the many resources provided from the conference.

Calendar of Evangelization Events

Click here to view a calendar of upcoming Evangelization Events across the Diocese of Cleveland.

Together we hope to be a part of building up the church by ministering to the people of God through pastoral care of the faithful and reaching out to those who are away from the faith or do not know Jesus Christ.  To add your parish evangelization or adult faith formation event to this list, please send information including a flyer if you have one to Terrie Baldwin at   

Diocese of Cleveland Convocation Team Presentations Available

In July 2017, a 10 person Convocation Team from the Diocese of Cleveland attended the USCCB’s Joy of the Gospel Convocation.  Team members are ready and willing to share their insights from the Convocation along with the vision for Living as Missionary Disciples with any parish, school, or organization in the Diocese of Cleveland.

Presentations will be customized to your group’s needs and time-frames.  For more information or to schedule a presentation in your parish, school or organization in the Diocese of Cleveland please contact Terrie Baldwin.

For more information on the Joy of the Gospel Conference click here.

Evangelization E-News for Resources, Training, Webinars & Conferences

Click here for the latest E-News for new resources, training, webinars and conferences.

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Joyfully GiSun_Dovefted: Spiritual Gifts Discernment Process

The Office of Stewardship and The Office of Evangelization are beginning a new process to help in the discovery and discernment of an individual’s charisms in order to live the vision as presented in our Catholic Tradition and in The Joy of the Gospel, where Pope Francis is asking us to create missionary disciples in evangelizing churches.  Click HERE for more details on the process.  Click HERE for information on how to schedule the first step, a Joyfully Gifted Retreat in your parish community.  Joyfully Gifted is now available in a youth ministry version and a Hispanic version.  Please contact Terrie Baldwin, Director of the Office of Evangelization for more information.

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