A tool to assist you in evaluating your current evangelization efforts based on the USCCB document Go & Make Disciples.
A downloadable resource for welcoming visitors to your parish. The cards can be printed on the paper of your choice, copied, and placed in the pews for visitors to complete. The card will provide contact information as well as a link to a website for new or returning Catholics.
Parish Impossible Video
A video produced for pastoral leaders at a recent Archdiocesan Leadership Institute on the new evangelization as a way to stimulate thinking and discussion about how parishes can become more welcoming and hospitable communities. Contact Sal Della Bella for a DVD copy or watch here:
A manual for parish-based ministry for and with young adults in their 20’s and 30’s.
This handbook provides a theological basis for hospitality, a look at liturgical hospitality, tips for welcoming all people, and a sampling of models and programs in use across the United States. Parishes will be able to evaluate their hospitality ministry and find suggestions for improvement. Download for free or $10 plus shipping and handling per hard copy. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Quantity discounts available.
U.S. Religious Landscape Survey
An extensive survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life details statistics on religion in America and explores the shifts taking place in the U.S. religious landscape.
The Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership Project, funded by a grant from the Lilly Endowment, involved the collaboration of five Catholic national ministerial organizations and commissioned CARA to conduct a series of surveys to understand how Catholics are reacting to and dealing with changes in the Roman Catholic Church.
A research blog for the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University edited by Mark M. Gray. CAR A is a non-profit research center that conducts social scientific studies about the Catholic Church.