May 6, 2011

Evangelization Supplement

Evangelization from A to Z

Evangelization from A to Z(To view this special print feature in it's original format, click on one of these links: PDF version | JPEG version)

Apologetics—“Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence” (1 Pt 3:15-16).

Blessing—Being a blessing to others and telling them how God has blessed you can draw them closer to Christ.

Community— Help people seeking community find it in the Church.

Daring—Don’t be afraid to share your faith with others. Be daring!

Evangelization—This is the reason that the Church exists—to share the Gospel with those who have not yet heard it or need to hear it again.

Friendship—Draw others to Christ by being a friend.

God—Always remember that God is with you and with those around you.

Holiness—Being holy in little things can attract others to Christ and the Church.

Internet—Pope Benedict XVI has called all Catholics to use the Internet to spread the Gospel. Get started!

Jesus—Our Savior LIVES!

Know—Know, love and serve God. These never go out of style.

Love—Loving your neighbor means sharing the Good News with them.

Mary—Mary is the mother of all the faithful. Bring more children to her. And ask her for help.

Never—Never give up hope on someone who has left the Church. Never stop praying for that person.

Outreach—Proclaim the Gospel through helping those in need.

Prayer—Prayer should come before all words and deeds of evangelization.

Quiet—Make time for quiet so that you can hear God calling you to proclaim the Good  News.

Reconciliation—Help non-practicing Catholics return to this great sacrament. And be instruments of reconciliation in relationships.

Sacraments—The grace that flows  through the sacraments is the power that we need to be effective evangelists.

Time—People will come closer to Christ and his Church in God’s time, not ours.

Understanding—Lending an understanding ear to others around us is a heartfelt way of showing them the love of Christ.

Virtues—Living the virtues in our everyday lives can turn heads and make people wonder why we’re different.

Word—Words are sometimes necessary to proclaim the Gospel. And never forget the Word—Jesus Christ.

St. Francis Xavier —This 16th-century Jesuit priest was one of the greatest evangelists in the history of the Church. He also is the patron of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Ask for his help in your efforts to evangelize others.

Young at heart—Be young at heart, showing that faith is always new and full of vitality.

Zeal—Ask God to plant in your soul a burning desire, a zeal, to share the Gospel with others. †

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