June 10, 2014
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1. What is Awakening Faith?

Awakening Faith, Reconnecting with Your Catholic Faith, is a small group process that helps inactive Catholics return to the Church. The group meets once a week for six weeks of conversation and socializing. The conversations are based on short, easy to read essays about spirituality, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, God’s mercy, the Mass, and the

October 1, 2012
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Awakening Faith

Discover a proven pastoral resource to invite and welcome inactive Catholics Awakening Faith – Reconnecting with Your Catholic Faith is a small group process that helps inactive Catholics return to the Church. The group meets once a week for six weeks … Continue reading

March 18, 2019
by Emily Smith
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March 2019

March 2019 Greetings! Lenten greetings from Washington. Pope Francis has given us examples of the kerygma—the Good News we proclaim. This month I explore how elements of Pope Francis’ summary of faith can become an outline for helping Catholics articulate the … Continue reading

January 24, 2019
by Emily Smith
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January 2019

January 2019 Greetings, January is already coming to its final days, capped off by the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. May his conversion be a model for all of us, in our personal lives and in our ministry. This … Continue reading

December 13, 2017
by Emily Smith
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Evangelization Exchange December 2017 – Kledzik

Planning for Conversion: Building Communities of Witness within and among Families for Mission by Diane Kledzik In Redemptoris Missio (42), St. John Paul II stated, “People today put more trust in witnesses than in teachers, in experience than in teaching, and … Continue reading

October 20, 2017
by Emily Smith
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October 2017

October 2017 Evangelization Exchange Greetings! The slow start of early September has quickly become the parish routine of October. Behind all the hub-bub of our parish life and organizations, some larger themes are at play. One of them is Young … Continue reading

May 25, 2017
by Emily Smith
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A History of Service to the Church

We have so much to celebrate!  Since 1977 PEM has developed innovative and effective ministries and resources to equip Catholics to live and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in parishes and dioceses in the United States and Canada. 1979-1986 … Continue reading

May 17, 2016
by Emily Smith
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May 2016

May 2016 Greetings! It seems like the whole pastoral year has come and gone already, and our parishes are getting into vacation mode. However before everyone runs off, let me share an idea that Fr. Ralph Sommer – who directs … Continue reading