The New Evangelization seeks to deepen the faith and commitment of all Catholics by calling them to a more profound relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in words and deeds. Distinct but not separate from classical evangelization that seeks to bring the message of Christ to those who have not yet heard it, the New Evangelization, initiated by Pope John Paul II, is a fresh vision of preaching the Gospel for the third millennium.
This New Evangelization focuses on:
Deepening the faith and commitment of those already baptized, and calling them into a more profound relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Calling home Catholics who have left the Church or are not practicing their faith.
Calling us to engage and re-evangelize the modern culture, bringing to it the Gospel values.
Focus on using modern means of technology and communication in the work of proclaiming the Gospel.
For those of us in the Church, then, the New Evangelization means learning about our faith; deepening our spiritual lives; inviting others to the same encounter with Christ, particularly through the sacraments; and bringing our Catholic beliefs to bear in the secular realm.
Online Resources – FORMED
Leap Into FORMED
FORMED is a digital gateway to the best Catholic movies, books, videos, teachers and presenters that is easily accessible on most smartphones, tablets and computers. Unlimited access is available at no cost as a gift from the parish.
• Click on this link: www.formed.org.
• Next scroll down to where it says: “Does your parish already have Formed?”
• Type in the Parish code in the blank area: 4DJBWZ.
• Then complete the registration by including your: Name; Address; and Password.
• Finally launch the content of your choice via the menu.
Please take advantage of this free learning opportunity to leap deeper into your faith.