Young adults throughout the diocese and all those involved in Faith Formation are invited to participate in a Basic Evangelization Training (BET) workshop on Saturday, October 1, 9:30am – 4:00pm and Sunday, October 2, 12:30pm to 5:00pm.
The two-day workshop, led by St. Paul Street Evangelization, will be held at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 46 Stone Street in Danbury.
“Basic Evangelization Training is among the most hands-on, practical, and dynamic workshop opportunities for Catholics in the world today,” said Fr. Peter Towsley, Vicar for Evangelization and Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Danbury.
Fr. Towsley said participants will “gain the courage they need to be enthusiastic and joyful evangelists in their daily lives as they overcome the fear that many people have of publicly sharing their faith.” He said that anyone who is giving Faith Formation will benefit from the workshop, which will not only assist in Evangelizing give participants the tools to be Evangelizers.
“As Pope Francis said we must know how to give an Initial Proclamation of Jesus. “On the lips of the catechist the first proclamation must ring out over and over: ‘Jesus Christ loves you; he gave his life to save you; and now he is living at your side every day to enlighten, strengthen and free you…. nothing is more solid, profound, secure, meaningful and wisdom-filled than that initial proclamation.’”
St. Paul Street Evangelization is a grassroots, non-profit Catholic evangelization organization, dedicated to responding to the mandate of Jesus to preach the Gospel to all nations by taking the Catholic Faith to the streets in a non-confrontational way that allows the Holy Spirit to move in the hearts of those who witness their public Catholic presence. It is headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana.
St. Paul Street Evangelization provides an avenue for men and women to share the Person of Jesus Christ and the truth and beauty of the Catholic Faith with a hungry culture,” said Fr. Towsley. “Those who attend the workshop will be invited to join in this spirit and a culture of evangelization.”
The fee for the two-day training is $45 (normally $75 per person). It includes training, lunch and refreshments for both days. Tel: (203) 748-9029