BY DR. JEFF ANDRINI, OFFICE OF EVANGELIZATION AND DISCIPLESHIP Evangelization. The word often conjures up images of the TV evangelist or someone forcing their understanding of faith on you. But push past those feelings and see how important this invitation is to our...
“God is love” (1 John 4:8) and we are invited into this communion of love in the Trinity! This is a divine love that is unconditional and all-encompassing. It is a love that fills our souls and affects our experience of daily life in profound ways. Interested in an encounter with this type of love? Me too!
Are you the type of person that walks in the house and hangs your keys where they belong and always knows where to find them?
BY DR. JEFF ANDRINI, OFFICE OF EVANGELIZATION AND DISCIPLESHIP Dr. Jeff Andrini Dear friends, If you are like me, you thrive in the 50-day Easter season leading up to Pentecost. There is so much to appreciate and enjoy during this season. I work hard to be a positive...
Welcome to the joy of the Easter Season. We travel the desert road of Lent for 40 days, knowing that our lives are filled with selfishness and reflecting on the Passion of our Lord.
You and I have all we need to be the most joy-filled people on earth. As I shared last month, Pope Francis has challenged us to see that it is by “attraction” that the Church will grow.
“The Church grows,” writes Pope Francis, “not by proselytism [i.e. forced conversion] but by attraction.” This much-repeated phrase by the pope expresses concisely and forcefully his vision for the Church and its mission in the world.
What comes to mind when you hear the words: Encounter, Accompany, Community and Send? At best, you may see these four movements as the underpinnings of Living as Missionary Disciples, which has been the four-year focus of our diocese. At worst, they may vaguely remind you of an effort of the diocese that you thought was over a long time ago.
What do Evangelization and Advent have in common? They both include waiting. St. Monica, like many parents over the years, waited for her son to become a follower of Jesus. She waited through his young adult years until Augustine was 33. In the midst of waiting for our kids to come around, it can feel like an eternity. St. Monica, pray for us!