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“For many of us Catholics, the word evangelization evokes one of two responses. Maybe we associate it with overzealous, in-your-face, fire-and-brimstone fanatics, and so we write it off completely. Or we think of it as we think of exercise: we know we should be doing it, but we aren't so we carry a lot of guilt about not doing it enough or not doing it at all.”
William E. Simon Jr., Great Catholic Parishes: A Living Mosiac: How Four Essential Practices Make Them Thrive
“Parishes that have learned to develop a culture of continual invitation to leadership, training, and growth in responsibility for their members are predisposed to ongoing health and growth when pastor transitions occur”
William E. Simon Jr., Great Catholic Parishes: A Living Mosiac: How Four Essential Practices Make Them Thrive
“In the end, the purpose of evangelization is not to ‘make converts’ or ‘fill the pews’ but simply to open doors –to let others know the Good News that Catholic faith has made a positive difference in our lives and that God’s love is available to others as well”
William E. Simon Jr., Great Catholic Parishes: A Living Mosiac: How Four Essential Practices Make Them Thrive