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.
Living as Missionary Disciples
Bishop Nelson Perez shares his thoughts on Living as Missionary Disciples from the May 2018 Lay Ecclesial Ministry Convocation:
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.
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.
Stewardship and Evangelization Workshop – November 6, 2018
Save the date for Part II of Living as Missionary Disciples. Get your parish teams together for this workshop focused on the Dimensions of Pastoral Planning. Location will be at Twinhaven at Ss. Cosmas and Damian in Twinsburg. Choice of afternoon or evening session will be available on this date. All are welcome to join Bishop Perez and keynote speaker Fr. Frank Donio, S.A.C., D.Min., Director of the Catholic Apostolate Center,who assisted in the authoring of Living as Missionary Disciples to guide us through this interactive workshop.
Calendar of Evangelization Events
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 email@example.com.
Evangelization E-News for Resources, Training, Webinars & Conferences
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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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