Evangelization & Adult Faith Formation

“The work of evangelization in the world of the military, requires a growing assumption of responsibility, so that, in military life as well, there be an ever new, convicted and joyful proclamation of Jesus Christ, the one hope for life and peace for all humanity.”
Pope Benedict XVI

Address to Military Ordinaries, October 22, 2011

Resources for Ministry with Young Adults in response to the 2020 COVID-19 global health crisis

This is a crowd-sourced working list of resources to assist in the work of ministering with young adults remotely through federal and state-mandated quarantines. It has been compiled by the USCCB National Advisory Team on Young Adult Ministry (NATYAM), in collaboration with the Loyola New Orleans Institute for Ministry (LIM), and with contributions from Catholic ministry leaers from across the United States. This list is also avaliable in a Google document format at https://bit.ly/yamcovid-19

Adult Education Series

This year’s program on The Sacraments begins on Sunday, 19 September 2021.  Visit our website calendar for a complete schedule.


What is the New Evangelization?

The New Evangelization calls each of us to deepen our faith, believe in the Gospel message and go forth to proclaim the Gospel. The focus of the New Evangelization calls all Catholics to be evangelized and then go forth to evangelize. In a special way, the New Evangelization is focused on ‘re-proposing’ the Gospel to those who have experienced a crisis of faith.Pope Benedict XVI called for the re-proposing of the Gospel “to those regions awaiting the first evangelization and to those regions where the roots of Christianity are deep but who have experienced a serious crisis of faith due to secularization.”  The New Evangelization invites each Catholic to renew their relationship with Jesus Christ and his Church.

Faith Formation

Rediscovering the Faith

Welcome. Have you been away from  the Church? Are you thinking about coming back? Do you know someone who wants to come home to the Catholic Church, but is struggling with their faith? Maybe you or someone you know has experienced one of these thoughts:

I grew up Catholic, but for some reason I just sort of stopped going to Church…

I just moved to a new city, I tried going to a couple different parishes, but I never really felt welcomed…

After my marriage ended, I felt uncomfortable around my family, friends and parish…

I just don’t understand why the Church teaches what it does! Some teachings seem so outdated…

I tried to contact my parish about getting married but no one got back to me…

If you have experienced one of these situations or thoughts you are not alone. The Church wants you to know that you are a child of God, called by name, precious in his eyes and loved by him (Is. 43:1,4). The Church also wants you to know that you are missed. When one member of the Body of Christ suffers, the entire Body of the Church suffers.

The link below takes you to USCCB resources to help you rediscover the faith and answer questions about the Church and Church teachings. We invite you to explore this site and contact us using the “Contact Us” button if you want to know more.

Father Mike Schmitz

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