Welcome to the Evangelization and Discipleship Page of the Archdiocese. The Church needs evangelizers who reach out to those who have fallen away from their faith as well as those who have never heard the Good News of Jesus Christ.
The Office of Evangelization and Discipleship is comprised of Stewardship and Leadership Formation, Newman Centers, the Catholic Men for Christ Conference and Catholic Women for Christ Conference . Our goal is to help renew our parishes, to help our parishes develop a missionary heart to reach the lost and wandering in our Archdiocese. Please don't hesitate to reach out for assistance.
Sr. Director, Evangelization and Discipleship
[email protected], 314-792-7083
Online Resources for Parishes:
Formed.org offers comprehensive systematic faith formation programs, sacramental preparation programs as well as daily spiritual resources. They are offering parishes in the Archdiocese a free 30 day Parish subscription at formed.org/archstl.
The St. Paul Center is offering free resources on The Quarantine Hub, including Scott Hahn's series "The Eucharist in Scripture". They also offer weekly scripture reflections and videos of Scott Hahn talks. In addition to the free online resources, they have many bible studies available for purchase.
Bishop Barron's Word on Fire Institute is offering a free course on Evangelization. The course highlights the 8 pillars of the Word on Fire movement and why they believe they are critical to helping bring the Gospel to our world. The Word on Fire institute offers many other courses which can be accessed with a monthly subscription.
Ave Maria Press is offering a relatively new series called "Ave Explores", hosted by popular speaker and author Katie Prejean McGrady. The series tackles issues in depth, but keeps them approachable to beginners. Topics include various series on Marian Theology, Lent, The synod on young people and Mental Health from a perspective of Faith. This series uses podcasts, videos and articles to reach people in a variety of ways.
Revive is a new online formation program that offers comprehensive training for parish staff and key leaders. Nationally recognized leaders in ministry offer courses in topics that help develop parish leaders understanding of the faith in key ministry areas such as, Evangelization, Stewardship, Serving the Poor, Women's Ministry, Leadership, Fundraising, Youth Ministry and more. Revive is currently offering 3 free months for any parish.
The Knights of Columbus have created an inspirational video series for men based on Bishop Thomas Olmstead's Pastoral Letter, Into the Breach. The series is a call for men in the Church to rise up and fulfill their role as leaders of the family in faith, and to exercise their influence in society as leaders of the faith as well. The Into the Breach program is presented by nationally known leaders in ministry through 13 videos and make for a great formation and discussion topics.
Blessed is She is an online women's devotional and faith sharing program. They offer daily scripture reflections, retreats and blogs. They have an online forum for women in the St. Louis area. The content is excellent for online discussion groups during this time.