Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York

Basic Documents:

The Evangelization Team should go through a period of formation. The Evangelization Team should meet regularly (every other week or weekly) for a couple of months to pray together, to read, study and discuss the basic documents and to come to a shared understanding of the mission and purpose of the Evangelization Team.  

Go and Make DisciplesGo and Make Disciples: A National Plan and Strategy for Catholic Evangelization in the United States

USCCB, 2002 ISBN: 1-57455-475-1

Or online: http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/evangelization/go-and-make-disciples/go-and-make-disciples-a-national-plan-and-strategy-for-catholic-evangelization-in-the-united-states.cfm



On Evangelization in the Modern World On Evangelization in the Modern World

Pauline Books and Media, 1975 ISBN: 0-81982-325-2

Or online: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/paul_vi/apost_exhortations/documents/hf_p-vi_exh_19751208_evangelii-nuntiandi_en.html



Disciples Called to WitnessDisciples Called to Witness:

Online http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/new-evangelization/disciples-called-to-witness/upload/Disciples-Called-to-Witness-5-30-12.pdf (note: if you print this out, you may want to skip the first page to save ink)




Forming Intentional DisciplesForming Intentional Disciples by Sherry Waddell

Our Sunday Visitor, 2012 ISBN: 1-61278-590-5

The formation time is also a wonderful opportunity to become a faith sharing community that will be able to serve as a model for other small faith sharing groups in the parish. Be sure to take time to get to know each other. As the Evangelization team you want to be a small community, not just a collection of individuals. Take time to share your faith stories: who Jesus is for you, why you are Catholic, what Church means to you, where you have met God, etc.   At the heart of evangelization is our relationship with Jesus and through Jesus with each other. It takes practice to share our relationship.