evangelise

To evangelise is to share religious beliefs, especially Christian ones, with other people. Priests and ministers evangelize from the lectern in their churches every Sunday.

This week’s word of the week is…you guessed it, evangelise!

Choose from the tabs below something to do, or mix and match if you want to! There are enough things to do one for every day if you so wish.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

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We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew (Glory to you, O Lord)

Jesus drew near and said to them, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And I will be with you always, to the end of the age.”

The Gospel of the Lord (Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ)

Jesus wants us to go out and make disciples wherever and whenever we can. We have to tell people the Good News of Christ and help them. Have a think today about a way that you could evangelise people and let us know in the comments below.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Our first song this week is a song called Build Your Kingdom Here by Rend Collective. It’s all about us bringing God to everyone on the Earth, and helping spread the Word. It’s a really good one if you want to create some actions to it!

This is a great and upbeat song all about us being a generation that will spread God’s News and celebrate whilst we do it. It’s a great one to have a dance to, do the conga around the room with your family maybe!

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Hopefully you have been putting rainbows up in your windows for the NHS and our key workers that are looking after us at the moment. This week you could try writing a prayer for those same people and putting it up in the window! It’s a lovely way to show your support but also be sharing God at this time. Or maybe you could write some prayers on postcards or letters and post them?

 

The feast of St George

This wee on the 23rd of April we celebrate the feast day of St George to Patron St of England.

Salve Jorge! - eatrio.net

Compared to other countries in the world, England doesn’t really make much of its patron saint! It is rarely marked by any special events and it does not even earn us a Bank Holiday. So during this time of ‘lock down’ why not use some spare time to make it your mission to find out more about the Patron Saint of this country we live. Check out this video below:

https://youtu.be/iLjyPqYfZxQ

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Sometimes it’s hard to believe in something you can’t see. You know it’s there, but you can’t touch it or feel it. Believing in God is one of those things. It can be hard to devote yourself to something you can’t quite explain, let alone spread and share this faith with others. But sometimes, life has its way of showing us God when we need Him most.

Take some time to read this real life story of Evangalisation and think about how you can spread God’s word to others and be a modern day disciple:

Marcus, 20 – America 2019

“I was involved in gang violence when I was pretty young. My older brother got me into it after his friend got him into it. I saw a lot of bad things and I did a lot of things that i shouldn’t have done. It sucked. I wasn’t happy, but it was the only life I knew.

When I was in high school, I got caught with a knife in my backpack. I wasn’t going to do anything with it; I only had it for protection. I faced a week’s suspension, but managed to get away with volunteer work since I was pretty quiet and never caused any trouble. I didn’t mind volunteering. It meant my “brothers” couldn’t take advantage of my free time and I got to do some good in my life.

I met Ana on my first day volunteering. She was perfect. She was the kind of girl that was so good, you didn’t want to taint her with the ugly in the world. Every day for a week she tried talking to me, but I was short with her. I’m sure I came off as an idiot, but she deserved better than me.

I missed my bus one day and so she offered me a ride home. During the car ride, we talked about her parents’ divorce and how she had to hold the family together for her little brother’s sake. I opened up about the trouble my brother got us into and how I wanted out. I remember her asking if I ever prayed. I straight up told her God wasn’t my thing.

She said, “God doesn’t need to be your thing to help.”

When I left Ana that day, I felt different. I couldn’t explain it, but soon realised that what I felt was hope.

I didn’t get out of the gang after that. In fact, it took me another year and a half. But I prayed almost every night for the perfect opportunity and it finally happened a couple of months before graduating high school. Ana got accepted into a school out-of-state and after graduation, I moved with her.

The day she got her acceptance letter was when I knew God had been there all along, listening to my prayers. He was telling me to go; that this was my chance. I’ve realised that you can find God in other people. And for me, He came as Ana. I’ll always be grateful and fulfilled knowing that God gave me her.”

Pope Francis – World Youth Day

A great way our church helps to evangelise is by inspiring the young people in our church – just like you! World Youth Day is a gathering every 3/4 years for Catholic young people throughout the world, the Pope is always part of this. Take some time to reflect on Pope Francis’ homily at the closing mass of World Youth Day in Rio – Brazil. He calls young people to ‘go out and spread Gods word.’ How do you think you can do this?

https://youtu.be/LBpsF5QusI0

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Today we’re learning We are the Free!

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

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