Office of Evangelization

Diocese of Cleveland

2018 Lay Ministry Convocation Follow-up

Work of the Holy Spirit

Thank you to all who attended the 2018 Lay Ecclesial Ministry Convocation!
There was a great spirit with over 200 participants gathered at the Center for Pastoral Leadership in May to continue to deepen our faith and practice of living as missionary disciples through a collaborative effort of the Lay Ecclesial Ministry Office, Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office and CYO, Office of Catechetical Formation and Education and the Evangelization Office.
Throughout the day there was prayer and inspirational talks bringing the spirit and formation from the USCCB’s Joy of the Gospel Convocation  to the Diocese of Cleveland.  In the afternoon, breakout sessions focused on the follow up resource from the USCCB’s Committee on Catechesis and Evangelization, Living as Missionary Disciples, providing engaging discussions with peers  working in similar ministries on how to bring this missionary experience to life in their own lives and in their respective parishes, schools and organizations.

Bishop Nelson Perez Keynote

The bishop shares his comments on missionary discipleship:

This video can be downloaded at:  Lay Ministry Convocation – Bishop Perez

Summer Reading List

Here’s the summer reading list; links to the documents mentioned in the talk by Bishop Perez.

Living as Missionary Disciples 2017

Go and Make Disciples 1992

Door of Faith (Porta Fidei) 2011

On Evangelization in the Modern World (Evangelii Nuntiandi) 1975

On the Encounter with the Living Jesus Christ, the Way to Conversion, Communion and Solidarity in America (Ecclesia in America) 1999

On the Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et Spes) 1965







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.

The delegation was present at this meeting and a group of panelists shared their joyful witnesses:

Claude David, Teacher at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School (west) and Evangelization Director for Young Catholic Professionals:

Christina Hannon, Young Adult Engagement Officer, CYA Coalition with Young Adults:


What’s Next?

Living as Missionary Disciples

In addition Terrie Baldwin, Director of the Office of Evangelization shared some ideas to ponder on the newest document from the USCCB Committee on Catechesis and Evangelization, Living as Missionary Disciples.  Living as a missionary disciple comes from one’s own personal way of living, the privilege we hold as baptized members of the church and it looks at how we share this spirit in each of our ministries.

This video can be downloaded by clicking this link:  Lay Ministry Convocation- Terrie Baldwin


Presentations Available

Terrie Baldwin and delegation 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 please contact Terrie Baldwin to discuss or schedule a presentation.

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


Get the book!

Living as Missionary Disciples:

The Living as Missionary Disciples book as an online Flipbook is available by clicking here or for purchase by clicking here.

Este recurso está concebido para dar a parroquas y ministerios de la iglesia lo que podría llamarse una hoja de ruta hacia “caminos para la marcha de la Iglesia” en la evangelización.

Viviendo como discipulos misioneros:  recurso para la evangeizacion

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