The Office of the New Evangelization offers a series of workshops to help parishes and groups to form intentional disciples. The goal is to help people encounter Jesus Christ and choose to follow him, who is the Way, the Truth
and the Life so that others can encounter his love through them.
Below are some workshops that are available. We can also create workshops on themes to meet your parish or group's particular needs
Hospitality: More than Coffee and Donuts
A three-hour workshop, suitable for a Saturday morning, for those who lead ministries and apostolates in the parish. This workshop is for anyone who wants to create a more hospitable and inviting environment where active, occasional and future parishioners can encounter Christ in word and sacrament, in the community of faith, and in each other.
The Gifted Disciple Part I
An approximately 90-minute workshop (about an hour talk plus half an hour to take a charism inventory) for those active in ministry to begin to learn what charisms are and to begin to discern their own charisms.
It is recommended that there be at least a month long break between Parts 1 and 2 for participants to "try on" one of the charisms suggested by the charism inventory.
The Gifted Disciple Part II
An approximately 90-minute workshop connecting charisms with our personal vocation and collaboration.
Spirituality of Leadership
An hour-long presentation and discussion for ministry leaders and staff in your parish. This workshop situates leadership in the context of faith and tradition. Christian Leadership is a participation in the leadership of Jesus Christ, involving the exercise of influence, using our gifts while cultivating the gifts of others, moving others toward goodness and the Kingdom of God. Leadership works through the whole spiritual and moral being of the leader and is normally exercised in community.
Evangelization and Apologetics
This workshop is an introduction to the relationship between evangelization and apologetics. It addresses obstacles and objections to both evangelization and apologetics and how we might overcome these obstacles by offering some practical do’s and don’ts for both disciplines.
The Office of New Evangelization can facilitate retreats or parish missions. These Discipleship Retreats are geared primarily to small groups such as parish staff, parish evangelization teams, a women's group, etc. Parish Missions focus on personal discipleship leading to evangelization. Of course, retreats and missions can also be created to meet you parish or group's particular needs.
A day long retreat/day of reflection for small groups such as parish staff, a parish women's group, suitable for 12 -15 people. The retreat is comprised of a morning conference focuses on Discipleship in three stories in the Gospel of Mark (Mk 10: 17-42), a period of private reflection and journaling with guided questions, lunch, sharing our stories after lunch, and concludes with a discipleship based Holy Hour based on the Women at the Well.
PARISH MISSION OR RETREAT
Christ Fed, Christ Led, Hope Filled This could either be a three-day parish mission, with one talk each evening or a one day parish retreat with a three conferences followed by reflection time.
A two or three day parish mission, suitable for Lent or any time through the year.
- Evangelization: It's All about Relationship
- Meeting Christ in the Confessional - a short talk before a reconciliation service
- Reaching folks in the Pews and beyond