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.

Coming in 2019:  FORMED.org

What is FORMED?

FORMED On Demand is a subscription service offering access to thousands of studies, films, audios, and eBooks. FORMED offers great digital media from over 40 of the best Catholic content producers including the Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, the USCCB, Catholic Answers, EWTN, St. Paul Center, Marian Press, Sophia Press, Knights of Columbus, FOCUS, and many more.  Using FORMED is an excellent way for all of us to learn, and be inspired to share our faith with others as missionary disciples.
Beginning in 2019 Pastors in the Diocese of Cleveland will have an opportunity to opt-in for a FREE one year subscription for all members of their parish, thanks to the generous contributions made to the Rooted in Faith – Forward in Hope – Connecting to the People for Evangelization fund.  In subsequent years, year 2 and year 3 parishes will have the option of opting – in at the rate of 50% and then 25% respectively. Information on how to Opt-in will be provided here on this website after January 7, 2019.
Present parishes, who have subscriptions to formed presently, will be able to opt-in a their renewal time during the 2019 year and online for those renewing in December, 2018.  If you are a parish currently using FORMED, please contact Terrie Baldwin for further instructions.
All parishes who opt-in will be required to participate in the coordinated campaign as follows:
  • 2/1/19 Introductory webinar – There will be a free introductory webinar with a tour of FORMED content and resources.
  • 2/1 – 3/15/19 Free trial of FORMED – All parishes that do not have FORMED will be given free trial access to evaluate it as a resource for your parish ministries.
  • 2/21/19 (Evening in Spanish) and 2/22/19 (All Day in English) FORMED training workshops – For all those opting in, you must send at least 2 representatives from your parish (Location to be announced) for special trainings led by professionals from Augustine Institute on how to successfully utilize FORMED.  The training will include effective practices for promotion, explanation of present resources available and what’s coming soon and how to join in with diocesan activities related to this project.
  • 3/15/19 Last day to opt-in and subscribe to FORMED at no cost
  • 4/21/19 An Easter roll-out of FORMED as a diocesan event

Coming Soon:

Further details will be forthcoming. The Offices of Evangelization and Catechetical Formation and Education are working with the Augustine Institute to promote these resources and workshops to be of greater service to parishes, with the special goal of collaborating to increase evangelization and faith formation efforts.

Stewardship and Evangelization Follow-up

A special thank you to all who attended the 2018 Workshop for Stewardship and Evangelization to learn about the Six Dimensions of Pastoral Planning – Part 2 of the USCCB Booklet, Living as Missionary Disciples from Fr. Frank Donio of the Catholic Apostolate Center.  Terri Preskar from the Office of Stewardship and Terrie Baldwin from the Office of Evangelization are here to help you in any way we can in following up from this session.   Fr. Frank Donio has also offered his slides for our use as well. 

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Living as Missionary Disciples

Bishop Nelson Perez shares his thoughts on Living as Missionary Disciples from the May 2018 Lay Ecclesial Ministry Convocation:

 

Lay Ministry Convocation – Bishop Perez from Diocese of Cleveland on Vimeo.

For follow-up information from the Lay Ecclesial Ministry Convocation and links to the documents mentioned by Bishop Perez in the video, click here.

 

Learn More About Missionary Discipleship

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

 

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.

 

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 tbaldwin@dioceseofcleveland.org.   

 

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

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

To see past E-News, click here.

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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.

As an additional resource:  Spiritual Gifts Reflections

 

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