Evangelization simply means "sharing the good news." As
Catholic Christians we are all called to give powerful testimony of the
good things God has done for us by the witness of what we do and say. The
Church has not tired in reminding us that we must act as leaven in our
world, transforming it, raising it through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Pope John Paul II is leading the way in evangelization. He is calling for a "new evangelization" in preparation of the year 2000. "New evangelization" is new in fervor, method and spirit. Our fervor should be in view of the wonderful gift of salvation which Christ gives freely to all mankind. His Love transforms hearts and enfuses peace into the lives of believers and through believers into the world. Our methods should be in view of the freedom and dignity which our brothers and sisters have.
In sharing the Good News Catholic Christians should always be humble and gentle. We should, first, witness Christ to others through our lives, by the way we live, conduct business and in the social sphere. We should, second, "always be ready to give the reason for the hope that we have, with gentleness and with respect." As St. Francis says:
"Preach the Good News always
and if necessary use words."
Our Spirit should be the Holy Spirit. We need to be docile to His
will and be ready to act upon it.
St. Matthew's Catholic Evangelization begins and ends with prayer, the cornerstone of which is the Mass. We have also committed ourselves to perpetual adoration. If you want to be a fruitful evangelizer, you must meet Jesus frequently in the Eucharist.
St. Matthew's Catholic Evangelization meets our community on the door-step. We have a full-time Visitation ministry which goes door-to-door meeting, inviting and spreading the Word. If you are interested in becoming a part of this dynamic and fruitful apostolic activity, call 696-4161 or talkback to us telling us what information you would like.
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