Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses. Pope Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi, no. 41
The Church exists to evangelize. Faithful to the Lord Jesus Christ’s command, his disciples went out to the whole world to announce the Good News, spreading Christian communities everywhere. Pope Benedict XVI, Mass to Open the Synod of Bishops and Naming St. John of Avila and St. Hildegard of Bingen Doctors of the Church
Though it is true that this mission demands great generosity on our part, it would be wrong to see it as a heroic individual undertaking, for it is first and foremost the Lord’s work, surpassing anything which we can see and understand. Jesus is “the first and greatest evangelizer”. Pope Francis, Evangelium Gaudi, no. 12
For six years the SFXC conducted ChristLife Ministry of Evangelization which brought about a tremendous enrichment of faith to the community. Our parish mission statement of being “the hands of Christ in the heart of the city” is meant to be a commitment to preach the gospel to the city, for “how can they hear it without someone to preach” (Rom. 10:14).
We look to more opportunities to evangelize as we investigate the Genesis Model of evangelization as we further our efforts to reach out and save souls.