Ask a Catholic Evangelist: How Can I Share the Gospel with My Family, Parish, and Community?

Episode 13 · March 6th, 2019 · 36 mins 16 secs

About this Episode

Mike and Dave answer your questions about how to get programs going at your parish, how to share the gospel with fallen-away family members, and how to invest in Catholic evangelism as well as catechesis when funds are short.

Snippet from the Show
“You have a mission as a layperson ... To not proclaim Jesus Christ and just wait for a priest to do it is a fundamental corruption to your baptismal dignity. Christ is inviting you on this mission. You don’t need anyone else’s permission.”

Listener Questions:

  1. “My priest isn’t into evangelization, what do I do?”
  2. “I have three children, none are truly evangelized, except my oldest daughter who is now evangelical, but ‘at least she has Jesus.’”
  3. “I am a DRE who got caught up in the catechesis game. I now want to invest in evangelism, but am at a poor parish.”

Resources mentioned:

  • Christifideles Laici, Chapter 3
  • The Great Adventure Bible Studies
  • No Greater Love by Edward Sri
  • The Life of Christ by Rev. Fulton Sheen
  • To Know Christ Jesus by Frank Sheed
  • Radical Communities by Michael Gormley
  • Redeemer of Man by Pope St. John Paul II
  • Catechesi Tradendae, 19-20

5 Practical Tips:

  1. Kerygma: Refresh yourself on what the kerygma is and isn’t.
  2. Community: Meet up for Eucharistic Adoration and drinks.
  3. Reading: Jesus Shock by Peter Kreeft.
  4. Intercession: Pray a decade of the Rosary every day for clergy who need conversion.
  5. Lent: Don’t let Lent pass you by, be intentional! Prayerfully consider what God wants from you this Lent. Take an hour and figure it out.