"Each one, bring one"
To begin, it is important to define the term Evangelization by what it is not. It is not a “program”, nor is it an “activity”, and it is not a term. It is a living concept…alive in every aspect of parish life. Evangelization Alive means discernment and planning involvement in every ministry, activity, and event…setting the scene for renewal, optimism and hope, while being receptive to the work of the Holy Spirit in all that we do.
The purpose of all of our ministries is to reflect the Mission of Jesus Christ, moving hearts and changing lives. A renewed relationship with God, healing, reconciliation, fellowship and meaning to life are some of the fruits of true evangelization.
At some point, we will be judged on how we lived our lives on earth. How did we treat others, and how did we use our talents and skills (and our hearts) to benefit others? In all that we do and all that we are, our mission and purpose is to reflect God’s love. This is evangelization.
Finally, evangelization is a union with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in word, deed, scripture, prayer, sacraments, support and community. In all of this… WE ARE ALIVE!