The “New Evangelization,” simply put, is appreciating the joy that faith in Christ brings us and sharing it with others. We will strive to ensure the voice of faith is heard in the public square. We believe the world needs the gospel proclaimed now more than ever. Practically, we need to strengthen our public witness, and to provide informed Catholic voices by working with schools, universities and other institutions. We will utilize modern technology to participate in the dialogue, through religious and secular media, embracing social media and other tools that will lift up the gospel and provide powerful instruments of evangelization throughout our archdiocese.
To be used at parish meetings, personal reflection, etc.
Lord, in a world where the “harvest is abundant but the labourers are few,” we accept the call to witness the message of your love and forgiveness through our words and actions. Give us strength to overcome trials and persevere in this great and challenging mission. May we always be motivated to act out of love for you and for others, knowing that we are instruments of your grace. We thank you for the many tools you give us to share the Gospel in our modern world. Amen.
We pray for the Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan and its call to evangelize our society. We ask for the courage as individuals and a parish community to be witnesses of your love in a broken world. We pray to the Lord.