Equipping Disciples for a New Missionary Age
“I dream of a ‘missionary option,’ that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything so that the Church’s customs, way of doing things, times and schedules, languages and structures can be suitably channeled for the evangelization of today’s world rather than for her self-preservations.” (Evangelii Gaudium, 27)
On October 6 and October 7, 2014, some 1,000 parish and school leaders — lay and ordained, staff and volunteer — gathered together to, through prayer and learning, examine the complexities of the new missionary age and equip themselves to proclaim Christ in all human situations. With four challenging and inspiring keynote addresses, more than 20 workshop opportunities, and an exciting “Contagiously Catholic” event, participants gained a renewed sense of enthusiasm for the mission of the Church and were sent forth to ignite a “missionary impulse” in their homes, parishes, schools and Archdiocese.
To assist in work of proclaiming Christ, many resources are gathered here:
The Video Archive includes video footage of all keynote addresses and the Contagiously Catholic evening event.
The Workshop pages now include handouts, presentations and, when available, audio recordings of the workshop sessions.
The Resources page includes general resources for the work of new evangelization, including Vatican documents, web links, and recommended print resources.
Additional resources will be added as they become available.
Should you need assistance locating a resource or have a question regarding your efforts in the New Evangelization, feel free to utilize the Contact Us form and your request will be directed to the appropriate person.