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An Evangelization Initiative

of the Archdiocese of Boston

in partnership with

CatholicsComeHome.org


Seeking
Seeking

“As in all ages, man of the third millennium needs God and seeks him perhaps without realizing it. [Our duty] is to respond to this profound yearning of the human heart and to offer all …

the immutable and always living Word of eternal life that is Christ, hope of the world.” Pope Benedict XVI, Dec 2008





Beggars
Beggars

Evangelization is one beggar showing another beggar

where the bread is.

Fr. Henri Nouwen


Invite

Welcome

Accompany


Invite
Invite

To invite the 83% of Catholics in the Archdiocese of Boston who are not regularly participating in Sunday worship

  • to take another look at the Catholic Church

  • to increase their attendance at Sunday Mass

  • to become more active in the life of the parish


Invite1
Invite

Saturate the Boston Archdiocese with

  • television and radio commercials

  • email and other personal communications

    from active Catholics to family, friends, neighbors and co-workers

  • banners and poster displayed by parishes, schools and other Catholics institutions


Invite2
Invite

Welcome

  • assist parishes and Catholic institutions to have a welcoming spirit and anattitude of hospitality

  • create a special website, CatholicsComeHomeBoston.org


Invite welcome
Invite Welcome

Accompany

  • sponsor special programs on a parish, regional or archdiocesan level

  • special invitations to already existing offerings


What can we do
What can we do?

  • Pray

    • Brainstorm and Plan

      How can I/we Invite?

      How can I/we Welcome?

      How can I/we Accompany?

  • Pray

    • Practice

      Why do I go to Mass?

      Why am I a Catholic?

      Who is Jesus for me?

  • Pray

    • Share

  • Pray


How will this be done
How will this be done?

  • Placing Ads is costly. Where will the funds come from?

    Direct mail letter from Cardinal Seán

    December

    Evangelization Sunday, January 23

    Special Collection

  • How will the parish find out more?

    Parish Contact Person


Contact
Contact

David Thorp

617-746-5885

[email protected]


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