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Parish Evangelists

OUR PURPOSE

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

HOW WE SERVE

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

Leadership for Mission Series

As part of Phase I Beacons of Light, we invite you to our second set of team-building days created just for your parish family staff.

CALLED AND GIFTED WORKSHOP: Discerning the unique spiritual gifts of your Team

This workshop, presented by the Catherine of Siena Institute, will provide the opportunity for your Family of Parishes to discern your charisms (spiritual gifts) and begin to discern God’s call.

Dayton | Monday, April 17

Cincinnati| Tuesday, April 18

New Fire Workshops

New Fire is two-days of practical workshops for new parish evangelists to help with the work of evangelization in a parish toward youth, young adults, adults and families.

Cost: $15/day (excludes overnight costs and dinner

Location: Dayton Metro Library (West Branch); 300 Abbey Ave., Dayton, OH 45417

Day 1: Tuesday, Aug. 2; 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Optional dinner and social from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Registration will include an option for overnight housing

Day 2: Wednesday, Aug. 3; 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Optional dinner and social from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Please note: we will invoice your parish based on your selections

Missio Days

Join us at Missio Days! These regional gatherings look to offer opportunities for Mission for Communion: shared life, prayer, and an emphasis on specific formation for the common mission of evangelization at parishes. The theme being explored this year is Pastoral Care in the areas of Hospitality, Empathetic Listening, and Sacraments. These events are open to all parish evangelists. Click on the event below to register.

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Optional lunch following.

Cost: $15 if staying for lunch

Retreats

Re-Ignite Retreat

Monday, October 10th – Tuesday, October 11th at Maria Stein Spiritual Retreat Center

Open to all Parish Evangelists, come away for a 2-day, 1-night retreat. Allow yourself the opportunity to rest, encounter the Lord anew, renew old friendships and form new ones, and allow our team to care for you. The retreat will include time for personal prayer and reflection, silence, engaging talks, praise & worship, small group conversation, spiritual direction, daily Mass, Reconciliation, evening social with bonfire, and more! The theme for this year’s retreat is Share in the Master’s Joy! We will be unpacking how we can find and safeguard our joy in vocation, the Cross, and in ministry.

Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. Light hospitality provided. Retreat ends by 4:00 p.m. Individual rooms with bedding and towels provided.

Cost: $28 (non-refundable to reserve spot). Space is limited. 

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.

Empower Training

EMPOWER is a day of prayer, practical training, and community for those who serve young people, grades 6-12. Hosted by Life Teen, the workshops will be provided for both new and veteran ministers. Please see the tabs below for a flyer and to register.

When: Sat, Aug 20, 2022

Where: Dayton, OH
St. Paul Catholic Church
1000 Wenger Rd, Englewood, OH 45322

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Cost: $55 by July 31st (Lunch Included)
$70 after July 31st
$85 On-Site

Questions? Email Shane Legg at slegg@catholicaoc.org

REGIONAL CATECHETICAL TRAININGS

These days will offer workshops for catechists/core members working with K-12.  We encourage DRE/YM’s to bring their volunteers for a time of prayer, fellowship, and training for another year of ministry and serving. Save these dates!

St. Michaels (Ft. Loramie) – Wed, Aug 10th from 6-9 p.m.

DRE/YM can register their volunteers by adding them to the google sheetNo cost for this event.

Dayton (location TBD) – Sat, Sept 17th from 9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Regional Network Groups

EMPOWER is a day of prayer, practical training, and community for those who serve young people, grades 6-12. Hosted by Life Teen, the workshops will be provided for both new and veteran ministers. Please see the tabs below for a flyer and to register.

When: Sat, Aug 20, 2022

Where: Dayton, OH
St. Paul Catholic Church
1000 Wenger Rd, Englewood, OH 45322

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Cost: $55 by July 31st (Lunch Included)
$70 after July 31st
$85 On-Site

Questions? Email Shane Legg at slegg@catholicaoc.org

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.

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