Catholic evangelization can be described simply as “sharing our joy.” We invite; we welcome; we listen; we accompany. As Pope Francis explains, “We cannot passively and calmly wait in our church buildings; we need to move from a pastoral ministry to a decidedly missionary ministry.”
THE MISSION OF ST. MARY’S EVANGELIZATION COMMITTEE
The St. Mary of Gostyn Evangelization Ministry assists the parish in discovering ways to deepen the faith, share the faith and invite others to the faith. We are a diverse team which brings our unique talents to work with the pastor and other ministries to ensure that evangelization is a priority and is integrated into all areas of parish life. We act as a catalyst for evangelization to happen in the parish and to assist and enable others to “share our joy”. The love of Christ multiplies whenever it is shared.
Some of our activities have included sponsoring Lent & Libations gatherings in the market, representing the parish at the local Rotary GroveFest (see photo), organizing Mass greeters at the holidays, and participating in faith events. Being engaged on this team is truly living as a missionary disciple.
We meet monthly, September through June and new members and ideas are always welcome. If you are interested to learn more, please contact us thru the rectory at 630.969.1063.