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Parish Evangelists


We form, equip, and coach parish evangelists for ministry in their parishes.


Our Parish Evangelization Support Team seeks to provide opportunities for Parish Evangelists that will enable them to encounter Jesus Christ, to grow as a community, and to open space for the Holy Spirit to renew parish evangelization structures. We do this through three key areas of responsibility.

2022-2023 CALENDAR

Summer Socials

Join us at any or all of our summer socials to catch up with old friends and meet new friends in parish evangelization! Our socials will be held at local bars around the AOC. Appetizers will be offered by the CNE and drinks and meals are one the participants. Each event will go from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Please RSVP so we have an idea of how many people to expect. We hope to see you there!

Missio Days

Missio Day offer opportunities for shared life and prayer, with an emphasis on specific training for the common mission of evangelization at parishes. We welcome ALL evangelists – those serving youth, families, adults/young adults – to participate. Aug-Sept Misso Days are FREE; all others are $10.


Re-Ignite Retreat

Monday, Oct. 10 – Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022

This retreat is open to all Parish Evangelists! This two-day, one-night retreat at Maria Stein Spiritual Retreat Center, is an opportunity for you to rest, encounter the Lord anew, renew old friendships and form new ones, and allow our team to care for you. The cost is $20 and space will be limited.

Registration will open July 1, 2022.

Advent Retreat

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 • 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Maria Stein Spiritual Retreat Center

Parish Evangelists are invited to take a break from the business of the Advent Season and Contemplate the Face of Christ Through Mary. The day will include an opportunity for Confession, Adoration, personal reflection time, and Mass. Our guest speaker will be Sr. Karolyn Nunes, Vocations Director for the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George Community. Cost is $20 and includes lunch.

Lenten Retreat For Parish Leaders

A God Who Hears His People

Parish leaders – priests, deacons, staff, parishioner leaders – are encouraged to join us for a day of personal reflection and healing around the changes in parish structures by creating a space of listening, hospitality, and encounter with the Holy Spirit. The day will be hosted by Josh Danis (Alpha in a Catholic Context) and the Center for the New Evangelization, in conjunction with the Office for Parish Vitality.

The cost for the day is $10 and includes lunch.

CNE Appreciation Banquet

We want to thank all those who attended our 2022 CNE Appreciation Banquet. We had a wonderful turnout and it was great to celebrate our evangelists and all of the work you have done this past year. We look forward to celebrating next year with an even bigger Appreciation Banquet on February 4, 2023. More details, a formal invitation, and information on nominating will be sent out in the fall.