At Bishop Boyea’s request, our parish along with all the other parishes is committing to sharing the Good News with our families and our friends, especially those who have left the active practice of the Catholic Faith. Here is the announcement that Bishop Boyea has asked to be made at every Mass:
Today marks the beginning of an exciting evangelization initiative in the Diocese of Lansing to further encourage parishes to create a culture of conversion, discipleship and evangelization. Inspired by Bishop Boyea’s 2012 pastoral letter, the new GROW AND GO initiative invites you to continue to GROW as a disciple of Jesus and GO evangelize our world.
As a disciple of Christ, we are taught to GROW closer to him by praying every day, studying our faith, engaging in parish life and serving others’ needs. We are also called to GO evangelize by praying for those who are separated from the Church, witnessing about Jesus, inviting people to church and accompanying them as they grow.
During Mass today, you will receive a Personal Evangelization Plan. This plan asks important questions that will help you GROW in your faith, and GO evangelize. Please be sure to fill out the plan and prayerfully commit to cooperating in Jesus’ Great Commission to bring the Gospel message to everyone we encounter.
This is the next step in our diocesan efforts to be more intentionally evangelistic. As pastor, I am pleased to be able to encourage everyone to prayerfully engage this initiative. As we begin our new liturgical year next week, let’s keep each other in prayer, and then watch to see what the Lord will do in our parish and diocese. Come, Holy Spirit!
More information about the Grow and Go initiative can be found on the Diocese of Lansing website.
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