We evangelize to share God’s love and mercy with those we encounter. We share the good, the hope and the joy that comes from believing in and knowing God.
Many of us may think our faith is private, and that we should keep quiet about it. As Christians, however, we are not supposed to hide what we found or have been given. We are not to force our beliefs on others — we are called to witness to who Jesus is and share His grace.
Sometimes we share through our actions. We bring Christ to others through our kindness, through our challenging or through our gifts. And whether it’s in our homes, our workplaces, our playgrounds or on the road, we bring Christ with us to every encounter, every experience, everywhere.
Sometimes we share through our words. When asked why we go to church, why we are Christian or who Jesus is, we should be prepared to answer in a way that is authentic to our shared faith and our personal experience and in a way that is compassionate and considerate of our audience.
Visit the Share Resources tab for resources to help teach more about how we can all be better sharers, or witnesses, of our faith.
Alpha in a Catholic Context
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over 11 weeks. Each session includes a meal, a talk that looks at a different question around faith, and conversation in small groups. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome. It is designed for those who are not Christian and are looking for more information, but it has also been used quite effectively to re-evangelize practicing members of church communities.
DVDs and resource books can be purchased, but the videos and materials are also available online for free. For more information, visit here or contact:
844.225.7422 ext. 1
Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP)
CRHP is a personal and parish spiritual renewal process. Since 1969, CRHP has impacted over 1,400 parishes throughout the United States, and today, CRHP is the primary program for both personal and parish spiritual renewal in over 100 Catholic dioceses and 40 states. The CRHP experience involves a two-day, overnight retreat experience; an invitation to continue on-going small group formation; and participation in the next team of leaders who offer a renewal weekend.
The cost is a one-time registration/copyright fee per parish of $495. After registering, parishes may order handbooks for $40 each, available in English and Spanish. For more information, visit here or contact: