100 E. Eighth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Fax: (513) 421-6271
Rev. Thomas Wray
1436 Needmore Rd.
Dayton, OH 45414
Fax: (937) 279-9482
119 East Water St
Sidney, OH 45365
Fax: (937) 498-1193
Go and Make Disciples: A National Plan and Strategy for Catholic Evangelization
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB, 2002) provides three goals for Catholic Evangelization in the United States.
Goal I: Renewal
“Bring about in all Catholics an enthusiasm for their faith that, in living their faith in Jesus, they freely share it with others.”
Goal II: Invitation
“Invite all people… to hear the message of salvation in Jesus Christ so that they may come to join us in the fullness of the Catholic faith.”
Goal III: Transformation
“Foster gospel values in our society, promoting the dignity of the human person, the importance of the family, and the common good of society, so that our nation may continue to be transformed by the saving power of Jesus Christ.”
Parish renewal programs provide a valuable structure for a community desiring to initiate Go and Make Disciples.
An opportunity for the parish to enter into transformation – conversion and renewal—a retreat for the whole parish, a call for the parish to live as Christ.
Hospitality is the hallmark of Christianity. It is patterned on the life of Jesus who welcomed the children, the sinner, the healthy and unhealthy, the repentant and unrepentant. Scripture offers insights into the importance of hospitality beginning with Abraham in the Book of Genesis and running through to the invitation to the messianic banquet in the Book of Revelation.