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Evangelization

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St. Joseph Parish consciously tries to implement the three components of Catholic Evangelization as outlined in Pope Paul VI’s Encyclical on Evangelization: to nurture the faith of practicing Catholics, to invite back those Catholics who are no longer active in the communal participation of the faith, and to reach out to those who have no spiritual home.

• Attempts to nurture the faith of active parishioners include:
Parish Missions
Days of recollection
Special Lenten programs
Small group scripture study
Small group spiritual renewal programs
Sacramental preparation
Prayer groups

• Efforts to invite back those who are no longer active in the communal practice of the faith include:
Marriage Preparation
Baptism Preparation
Confirmation Preparation
Personal Meetings with Parish Staff

• Reaching out to those who have no spiritual home includes:
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
Parenting programs
Particular seasonal outreaches
Adult Confirmation

All programs and events offered through the Archdiocesan Office of Evangelization are coordinated by the Parish Staff.