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Missionary Discipleship

The Church which “goes forth” is a community of missionary disciples who take the first step, who are involved and supportive, who bear fruit and rejoice. (The Joy of the Gospel, #24)

The office of Missionary Discipleship empowers men and women of all ages to discern their baptismal call to be missionary disciples and use their gifts to serve the Church and build up the Kingdom of God, personally witnessing to the love and grace of God.

Our mission is to:

  • Engender a culture of missionary discipleship in each faith community, with a focus outward to the peripheries.
  • Empower the faithful to nurture a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, especially in prayer and the Sacraments.
  • Challenge the faithful to discern their gifts and use them for service, accompanying others in faith on the journey.
  • Fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28) to go out, animated by the Holy Spirit, to captivate people in the community with the Gospel message of hope and love.

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Called by the Spirit: Spiritual Gifts Inventory

The Office of Missionary Discipleship will soon release a new Spiritual Gifts Inventory, Called By The Spirit. This inventory will be accessible on the Diocesan website and will be adaptable for faith communities throughout the Diocese. For more info, email Miguel Chavez.

Online Resources


A self-guided Marian retreat that involves watching a series of videos on various images of the Blessed Mother. Feel free to write down your thoughts in a journal as you reflect on the questions provided. 

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Short video reflections, prayers and relevant topics, based on the Sacred Scripture during the season of Easter in the Spring of 2020. Take a few moments and prayerfully listen to these reflections!

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This 4-video series explores various attributes of the Blessed Mother and challenges us to discern how to best model the love and grace of God through Mary’s example as Mother of Hope, Joy, Love, and New Life.

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First Friday Club of Cleveland Presentation, The Captivating and Curious Posture of Joy - March, 2021


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