The Office of Evangelization promotes the Church’s call to a New Evangelization by providing vision and formation for leaders; coordinating Archdiocesan evangelization initiatives; and helping parishes explore creative new ways for deepening, re-awakening, and sharing the faith.  


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Adult Formation

Your “tool kit” for parish adult formation, and a listing of adult formation programs and speakers


Your “tool kit” for implementing the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults in the parish

Lay Ministry

Explore the Church’s understanding of the call, role, and purpose of lay ministry


Your “tool kit” for planning retreats and information on retreat sites and facilitators

Season of Mercy

Information about Lent, seasonal resources, and aids for the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation

Spiritual Direction

Background on the nature and purpose of spiritual direction and a listing of available Catholic directors


Your “tool kit” for understanding and promoting evangelization and intentional discipleship


Your quick “at-a glance” listing of programs sponsored by the Office of Evangelization

“We need to avoid the spiritual sickness of a Church that is wrapped up in its own world: when a Church becomes like this, it grows sick. It is true that going out onto the street implies the risk of accidents happening, as they would to any ordinary man or woman. But if the Church stays wrapped up in itself, it will age. And if I had to choose between a wounded Church that goes out onto the streets and a sick withdrawn Church, I would definitely choose the first one.” Pope Francis


    Evangelization Contacts


    Rich Harter


    Margaret Rhody

    Associate Director

    Rosalita Villa

    Administrative Assistant



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