As Disciples inspired by prayer, we demonstrate a charity fueled by faith to evangelize. Recognizing the inherent dignity of each human being, we love and serve others while seeking truth and the common good.
The Office of New Evangelization and Justice exists to support parish efforts in providing the lay faithful with an informative and active formation in Catholic evangelization and social doctrine.
In this time of a New Evangelization, as a Church alive with love enkindled by the Spirit of Christ, this formation serves as a tool for evangelization, human promotion and life in society to assist all to become missionary disciples with compassion and concern for all people; a charity within us fueled by faith.
These efforts honor the charitable mission of the Church and invite all to understand the need for a service of love, by emphasizing the fruitful and crucial link between evangelization, the culture of encounter, service to the poorest of the poor, pursuit of social change and the proclamation of the Gospel. Recognizing the inherent dignity of each human being, we love and serve others while seeking truth and the common good.
“In virtue of their baptism, all the members of the People of God have become missionary disciples (cf. Mt 28:19). All the baptized, whatever their position in the Church or their level of instruction in the faith, are agents of evangelization, and it would be insufficient to envisage a plan of evangelization to be carried out by professionals while the rest of the faithful would simply be passive recipients. The new evangelization calls for personal involvement on the part of each of the baptized. Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively engaged in evangelization; indeed, anyone who has truly experienced God’s saving love does not need much time or lengthy training to go out and proclaim that love.” - Pope Francis, Joy of the Gospel (120)