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Jul 5, 2019

Catholic Evangelization: A Target Without a Bullseye?

Jeff Cavins

Ministry programs and apologetics are great, but there’s one area that parishes can often neglect: evangelization. 

Christians have a mandate to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” But so many Catholics seem to opt out of this and prefer to build programs that service the inner circle instead of welcoming in the larger community. We’re hitting the target, but not the bullseye.

Jeff references Scripture passages and the seven parts of the kerygma to inspire outreach and evangelization in your parish and greater community.

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“We have a mandate to go and make disciples … but do the people in our parish know what the RCIA program even is?”

SHOWNOTES

Matthew 28:19-20 – “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”

1 Peter 3:15 – “but in your hearts reverence Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and reverence.”

2 Corinthians 5:20 – “So we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We beseech you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”

Romans 1:16 – “For I am not ashamed of the gospel: it is the power of God for salvation to every one who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”

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Matthew 9:37-38 – “Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.’”

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