The Essential Mission

Mobilizing Catholics for the New Evangelization

Goal 2

"To invite all people in the United States, whatever their social or cultural background, to hear the message of salvation in Jesus Christ so they may come to join us in the fullness of the Catholic faith"

Goal 2

"To invite all people in the United States, whatever their social or cultural background, to hear the message of salvation in Jesus Christ so they may come to join us in the fullness of the Catholic faith"















Faith Media
P.O. Box 525
Milford, MA
To make every Catholic institution, especially our parishes, more welcoming
106
Recommendations

- Consider establishing
a ministry of greeting
and outreach
To help every Catholic feel comfortable about sharing his or her faith and inviting people to discover Christ in our Catholic family of believers
107
Recommendations

- Faith Sharing group
- Share a story on Essential Mission

To develop within families and households the capacity to share the Gospel
108
Recommendations

-  Emphasis on prayer at meal time
-  Use of refrigerator magnets
-  Establish a devotional corner, say family rosary, read from faith based literature and/or Bible

To equip and empower our active Catholic members to exercise their baptismal call to evangelize
109
Recommendations

-  Establish and train Evangelization Teams
-  Using Essential Mission workshop outline define Parish Evangelization mission.

To use special times in parish and family life to invite people to faith
110
Recommendations

-  Consider enlisting Knights of Columbus to lead this objective.
-  Incorporate outreach parish events into annual calendar.

To cultivate an active core of the baptized to serve as ministers of evangelization in their parishes, dioceses, neighborhoods, workplaces, and homes
111
Recommendations

-  Establish and train Evangelization Teams
-  Using Essential Mission workshop outline define Parish Evangelization mission.
-  Estabilsh parish link to Diocesans Evangelization team/committee

To effectively invite people to our Church
112
To design programs of outreach for those who have ceased being active in the Church
113
Recommendations

-  Identify and compile a list of former parishioners
-  Perform exit interview for all parishioners departing
-  Initiate active Catholics Come Home Ministry

To design programs that reach out in particular ways to those who do not participate in a church community or who seek the fullness of faith
114
Recommendations

-  Consider establishing a ministry of greeting and outreach.
-  Compile list of approved Internet sites and provide pamphlets or booklets highlighting the messages of Catholic Community.

To foster cultural diversity within the unity of the Church
115
Recommendations






-  Consider establishing a ministry dedicated to outreach to others from diverse backgrounds.
To deepen ecumenical involvement
116
Recommendations

-  Empower DRE to explore opportunities for interreligious interaction at various levels within the parish (CCD, youth and Adult)
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Recommendations

-  Consider establishing a ministry of greeting and outreach.
-  Conduct intra-faith activities
1. Fish fry’s
2.Pancake Breakfasts
3.Speaker Series

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