May 2011

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Dear Friend,

We are very excited at Paulist Evangelization Ministries to launch Living the Eucharist, a parish-based renewal experience that fosters spiritual growth and discipleship by promoting full, conscious, and active participation in the Eucharist.  Be sure to read Fr. Ken Boyack’s article about it, and check out the videos that will introduce you to this engaging program.
We call our free newsletter Evangelization Exchange because not only do we have news to share with you, but we hope readers and evangelization ministers will share their stories with us and let us know how we can continue to serve you in reaching out to inactive and disconnected Catholics, to seekers, and to all who are not connected to any religious denomination or tradition. As usual, many articles include links for sending comments, but if you don’t see them or have something else to say, just write to online@pemdc.org to share your ideas or let us know how we can help you in this mission.
As we approach Pentecost, may the Spirit of the risen Lord fills you with the gifts that build the Church and make our Church a source of life for the world!
Fr. Tony Krisak, Editor

Longing for an Invitation (Tony Krisak)

Why are so many Catholics reluctant to invite others to consider exploring the Catholic faith? Many fears loom in the minds and hearts of Catholics that can create a paralysis of sorts: fear of intruding, of being rejected, of being labeled a fanatic, of not knowing how to respond… read more

Living the Eucharist: A Lenten Spiritual Renewal Experience for the Whole Parish (Kenneth Boyack, CSP)

Living the Eucharist, a new resource from Paulist Evangelization Ministries, helps the entire parish grow in their Catholic faith through a deeper experience of Sunday Mass. I am delighted to share with you more about each of the activities that invite all parishioners to participate in this Lenten spiritual renewal experience… read more

John Paul II, We Love You! (Martha Fernández-Sardina)

On the Eve of Divine Mercy Sunday and the Beatification of the Venerable Servant of God John Paul II, I prayed the Rosary with millions of people gathered in Rome, Lebanon, Tanzania, Fatima, Mexico, Poland, and across the globe, as we all honored the memory of this great pilgrim pope and saintly man… read more

The Consolation of Easter (Tom Ryan, CSP)

Grieving — the painful physical, emotional and spiritual journey we go through to come to terms with the loss of someone through death, separation or divorce — is among the most sacred and the most human things one will ever undergo… read more

A Great Time to Be a Priest (Rev. Robert Barron)

This May 24th, I will celebrate my 25th anniversary as a priest.  This past quarter century—just shy of half my life—has been joyful indeed, and I have never once regretted my decision to become a priest… read more

Handout: Changes in the New Roman Missal (Terry Modica)

The changes in the words of Mass are easier to accept when we understand their personal benefit to us. This 3-page PDF document may distributed as needed in your parish, ministry group, or circle of friends… Download this Handout

Featured Resource

 

The Parish Starter Kit for Living the Eucharist has everything you need to launch Living the Eucharist in your parish.  To begin the program in Lent 2012 (Liturgical Year B), the kit includes videos, invitational materials, participant booklets, leader guides, family activity booklets,individual catechetical and devotional materials, and leadership team manual. All materials are available in English and Spanish. Order the kit now!


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