Below you can find the various documents of the pastoral plan. These can be downloaded and distributed freely to parishioners and ministries near you.
The following tips are for you to engage in creating an Encounter that Leads to Transformation.
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Evangelii Gaudium: The Joy of the Gospel
The teaching of Pope Francis on the proclamation of the Gospel. Pope Francis calls upon the Church and the world with encouragement to begin a new chapter in evangelization.
English Translation • En Español
Disciples Called to Witness: The New Evangelization
All Catholics will find this resource helpful in the creation of outreach efforts aimed at inviting and welcoming Catholics back to the Lord’s Table. This resource discusses: the call of the New Evangelization within our cultural context, the theological foundations of the New Evangelization, the importance of evangelization and personal conversion, ideas on how to create a "culture of witness," and key components of outreach programs for diocesan and parish-based evangelization programs.
English • En Español
National Study of Catholic Parishes with Hispanic Ministry
The findings of this study seek to provide timely resources for pastoral leaders and academics to assess the Church’s response to the Hispanic presence in parishes, important contributions of Hispanics to the U.S. Catholic experience, and key areas of ministry where the Church in the U.S. must invest now to remain vibrant in the twenty-first century.
English • Study Website
How to Make Your Home a "Church in Miniature"
This great blog entry from Katie Warner gives solid tips on how to make your home a domestic church as called for by Pope Francis.
7 Faith-Based Resolutions for Your New Year
Catholics Come Home published this great article to help make great strides in faith throughout the coming year.
Led by Matthew Kelly, the Dynamic Catholic team does a great job a putting free resources in the hands of catholics throughout the country. Check out their website for great information and helpful articles, videos, events and audio presentations.