August 7, 2020
Carol and I have been offering an online, livestream “show” three days per week on our parish’s Facebook page. We call it God Needs Storytellers.
Oftentimes during the show I have emphasized that ALL of us have the obligation to preach the gospel; we are ALL called to evangelize.
The following is a message from the USCCB Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis that I think shares that same message beautifully:
Evangelization is the Church’s deepest identity. Evangelization brings the good news of the Gospel to all who seek the life-giving message of faith in Jesus Christ.
Catechesis nourishes, forms and deepens the faith one receives through the ministry of the Church.
Stewardship is an expression of discipleship rooted in personal relationship with Christ. Good stewards generously share their gifts and blessings with others for the sake of the Kingdom.
The Church is missionary by her very nature. Her mission is to proclaim the salvation of Christ to the ends of the earth. As teachers and pastors, we bishops are responsible for promoting Catholic world missions in the United States.
We invite you to consider your vocation to share in the Church’s mission. Each one of us, by virtue of our baptism, is called to live our faith and to bear witness to the Gospel in our families, friends, parish communities and society. To share in the Church’s mission of Evangelization and Catechesis is to grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ.
It is our prayer that our common witness to faith, hope and love will continue to transform the world in the love of Jesus Christ.