HEART OF EVANGELIZATION DETAILS

Since Jesus established the Church over 2,000 years ago, the Faith has spread throughout the world. Currently, there are 76 million Catholics in the U.S., but less than 24% of them attend Mass regularly. The New Evangelization can be simply defined in 5 words: the re-evangelization of the baptized. This program is an opportunity to recharge and ignite our love of God and the Church.

Led by Michael Dopp, STL, this training program is an exciting and integrated set of 18 sessions, which help form the participants theologically, spiritually, and practically so that we as a parish, and you as individuals, may more fully live out our fundamental mission of the Church.

If you’ve ever questioned yourself on how you could share the Catholic faith, how to proclaim the good news, how to share the Gospel, how to be a personal evangelist, then please plan to attend this exciting program. Contact the parish office to inquire about the next scheduled sessions.

Note that fees for the next class has not yet been determined. Check back for the posting of future schedules.

Periodically, the parish Evangelization team will add materials to this site to broaden the availability of complementary and supplementary documents that provide tools to help Catholics learn and develop their Evangelization tools.

At the end of Session One, Michael Dopp ‘virtually’ led the participants in what he calls the YES prayer. It is a prayer that helps us focus on our purpose and reason for the meaning of life. It is a prayer that helps us center our attention on God. Informally known as the YES prayer it is additionally titled: HAVE YOU EVER TOLD GOD YOU LOVE HIM? To access this powerful prayer, click here:

Sometimes, we take for granted what we see in front of us or become so habitually focused that we fail to recognize the tools that God has given us to proclaim the Good News about who Jesus is and why He became human. The fundamental reality of our Catholic Faith can be concisely stated in what the Church calls: the Pascal Mystery – the life, suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Surprisingly, if Catholics would only look beyond the rituals of the Mass – the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist, they would find the richness of our Faith. For some, this may be the great “AHA” starting point of reinvigorating their own Relationship with God in the Three Persons of the Holy Trinity. To assist the reader to refresh their own personal faith, see THE MASS AS A TOOL OF EVANGELIZATION. To access this document: click here:

A separate document itemizes the key components on the structure of the Mass – The Mass as a Tool of Evangelization. Recently, a post on Facebook provided a script/scenario on how to use the Mass as a fundamental tool for Evangelization. To access this document titled – I was Catholic Once: click here:

Link to the Spiritual Gifts Inventory page

If you are curious about how you can serve God with your unique Talents and personal Treasure, see the Spiritual Gifts Inventory. This section of the website describes the way we can carry out the Works that God had intended for us. To get to the Spiritual Gifts Inventory page, click here.

The following Contents are sourced from various definitions, Liturgy of Hours Readings, Vatican II documents, and Papal Encyclicals and Apostolic Exhortations. This document contains suggested readings from Sessions 1 through 6 as follows:

  1. Decree Ad gentes – on the missionary activity of the Church and Paragraphs 10-18 titled Chap II – Mission Work Itself
  2. Decree Ad gentes – Paragraphs 23-27 titled Chap IV Missionaries
  3. Evangelii Nuntiandi – Proclaim the Gospel – Para 9-20
  4. Evangelii Nuntiandi – Proclaim the Gospel – Para 21-27
  5. Evangelii Nuntiandi – Proclaim the Gospel – Para 40-47
  6. Evangelii Nuntiandi – Proclaim the Gospel – Para 51-57

Supplemental Materials include:

Supplemental Materials include:

a.  Definition of Evangelization from the Spiritual Gifts Inventory Assessment

b.      As a preface: Liturgy of the Hours – Week 7 Thursday in Ordinary Time “From the Instructions of St Columbanus, abbot” titled: The immeasurable depths of God

c.       In Session 2 – additional content related to quotes embedded in the videos – time line included: content related to the Popes’ understanding of Evangelization

d.       In Session 3 – Quotes from JPII in Redemptoris Missio and G. K Chesterton

e.       In Session 6 – specific Quotes from ST Catherine of Siena as referenced by Michael Dopp and additional references from her writings.

To access the Sessions 1 through 6 content, click here:

The following Contents are sourced from various definitions, Liturgy of Hours Readings, Vatican II documents, and Papal Encyclicals and Apostolic Exhortations. This document contains suggested readings from Sessions 7 through 12 as follows:

  1. Evangelii Nuntiandi Paras 60-68 with Bonus 69-75
  2. Redemptoris missio – Paras 4-11
  3. Redemptoris missio – Paras 21-30 Chap III – The Holy Spirit: The Principal Agent of Mission
  4. Redemptoris missio – Paras 31-36
  5. Redemptoris missio – Paras 31-36 – same as session 10: Chap IV – The Vast Horizons of the Mission Ad Gentes
  6. Redemptoris missio – Paras 87-91: Chap VIII – Missionary Spirituality

 

Supplemental Materials include:

  1. In session 7, Pope Francis Evangelii Gaudium Para 46 referenced on Workbook Page 35
  2. In session 8, Evangelii Nuntiandi Para 14 quoted on Workbook Page 37
  3. In session 10, Hierarchy of Truths and additional coverage of the Kerygma as well as “what should you pray for?”; “Sharing the Gospel is Better than Flossing”; and “The Science of Storytelling
  4. In session 11, “10 Principles of Debate”
  5. In session 12, Catechesis and the Initial Proclamation of the Gospel – Catechesi Tradendae Paras 18&19

To access the Sessions 7 through 12 content, click here:

The following Contents are sourced from various definitions, Liturgy of Hours Readings, Vatican II documents, and Papal Encyclicals and Apostolic Exhortations. This document contains suggested readings from Sessions 13 through 18 as follows:

  1. Evangelii Gaudium – On the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World Paras 1-13
  2. Evangelii Gaudium – On the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World Paras 19-39
  3. Evangelii Gaudium – On the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World Paras 78-109
  4. Evangelii Gaudium – On the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World Paras 119-134
  5. Evangelii Gaudium – On the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World Paras 160-175
  6. See supplements for references mentioned in the video

 

Supplemental Materials include:

  1. In session 13, Quote from Mortimer Adler; preface to Pope Benedict Homily; Sherry Weddell of Forming Intentional Disciples; Spiritual Warfare and EWTN
  2. In session 15, mention of Charisms which can also be called Spiritual Gifts; Scriptural Passages mentioned in the presentation
  3. In session 16, Michael mentioned Dr. Peter Kreeft on the music of Bach
  4. In session 17, Pope Francis commented on the Mission entrusted to Us as an invitation to everyone to be bold…
  5. In session 18, 2nd Vatican Council – Lumen Gentium – Call to Holiness Para 40, 2nd Vatican Council – Lumen Gentium – Call to Mission Para 17; AD Gentes – Para 1; Decree of the Apostolate of the Laity – Apostolicam Actuositatem – Para 3; Beatific Vision from the CCC; 6 Key Evangelistic Strategies to Help your Church Grow & How to Recognize Spiritually Receptive People in Your Community by Pastor Rick Warren; and session Ending Scripture References; Prayer of Commitment & Two Person Plan

 

To access the Sessions 13 through 18 content, click here: