He said to them,
“Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15
The vision of the Evangelization Team is a vibrant parish – – where people feel connected to a community of believers — where parishioners do more than attend Mass but also share their gifts — where everyone feels welcome. We want to see St. Luke be a parish on fire with love for the Lord.
In January of 2008, a group of St. Luke parishioners gathered in the chapel and viewed a Power Point presentation entitled “Dreams and Visions: Your role in passing on the Faith”. This presentation layed the foundation for an overall Pastoral Plan that creates opportunities for people to experience conversion.. The consensus of the group was positive and thus the Evangelization Team was formed.
“The Church’s catechetical mission aims to help the faithful of all ages to grow in both human and Christian maturity, enriching the whole of life with the leaven of the Gospel. Consequently, appropriate goals and content will embrace all the faith dimensions of an adult life – for example, understanding and communicating the faith, skills needed for personal growth, the experience of family life, relationships, public service, and concern for the common good.”
“(Adult Catechesis in the Christian Community) specifies the following three goals to guide and direct efforts in adult faith formation:
- Invite and Enable Ongoing Conversion to Jesus in Holiness of Life.
- Promote and Support Active Membership in the Christian Community.
- Call and Prepare Adults to Act as Disciples in Mission to the World.
Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us – #64; 67-70
Since that first gathering the team has been studying and evaluating what we offer as a parish in the way of continuing formation for all age groups. We looked at what works and what doesn’t work, and from this developed an “Event” list; a list of activities, gatherings and events that we will work toward implementing over the next year.