Building a Bridge of Trust from the Street to the Church280+ Chapters Worldwide
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 our Catholic Faith to the streets. We do this in a non-confrontational way, allowing the Holy Spirit to move in the hearts of those who witness our public Catholic presence. St. Paul Street Evangelization provides an avenue for you to share the Person of Jesus Christ and the truth and beauty of the Catholic Faith with a hungry culture.
In order to build a civilization of love, we must first create a culture of evangelization.
Click here to find out how to get involved today. Our supporting members have access to exclusive online training courses in the New Evangelization, over two dozen printable PDF tracts on the Catholic faith, our exclusive Evangelization Formation Series, highly discounted member’s only store, team development tools, online video modules, and more. You also know that your your contribution is being well spent and is truly appreciated by a small Catholic non-profit. Join today!
Our street teams have shared the Gospel with tens of thousands of people and thousands have become Catholic or returned to the Catholic Church. Our non-confrontational approach is welcomed by communities all over the world. St. Paul Street Evangelization is not an apologetics ministry. Instead, we build bridges of trust with our communities and help people encounter Jesus Christ & His Church through listening, friendship, prayer, and proclamation. People thank our evangelists for their presence every time they go out and share their faith in the public square. Join or start a team today!
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Evangelization Formation Programs
Hands-on Practical Training
Today, more than ever, pastors have to ask the pragmatic question: what processes and programs will help equip my parishioners to effectively evangelize their parish, their families, and their community? Basic Evangelization Training, Entertaining Angels, and our other workshops are the perfect way to transform parishes into inviting, evangelizing communities. Parishioners learn simple, effective tools to share their faith in the circumstances of their everyday life, whether or not they join one of our street teams. We have offered our workshops throughout the country including the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Sacred Heart Major Seminary (Detroit), St. John Vianney Seminary (Denver), the Archdiocese of Detroit, the Archdiocese of Boston, the Diocese of Oakland, the Diocese of Austin, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Archdiocese of Washington, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, the Archdiocese of Vancouver, and in many more areas.
Basic Evangelization Training
Teen Encounter Workshop
November 17-18 | Basic Evangelization Training, St. Francis Chapel, Boston, MA
November 19 | Basic Evangelization Training, Bethesda, MD
January 3-7 | Seek 2017 (Find us at our vendor table!)
February 4 | Basic Evangelization Training, New Jersey
February 11 | Basic Evangelization Training, Indianapolis, IN
March 2017 | Basic Evangelization Training, Toledo, OH
March 2 | Keynote Talk, St. Joseph Bread of Life, Erie, PA
March 17-18 | Basic Evangelization Training, St. Louis, MO
March 24-25 | Basic Evangelization Training, Puerto Rico
March 30 | Basic Evangelization Training, Wichita, KS
April 28 | Basic Evangelization Training, LaCrosse, WI
April 29 | Basic Evangelization Training, Diocese of Gaylord
May 13 | Basic Evangelization Training, Akron, OH
June 3 | Hospitality Training, Diocese of Ogdensburg
June 10 | Basic Evangelization Training, Austin, TX
June 16-17 | Basic Evangelization Training, Rochester, NY
June 23-25 | SPSE Evangelist Retreat, Bloomington, IN
Blog & Endorsements
St. Paul Street Evangelization Blog
Gaithersburg, MD. Joanne reports on one of the special blessings of evangelization, an enthusiastic convert! We met Cristina on the street, a single mother of three. She was very sweet and spoke with us at length until we felt a bond between us all. She then agreed to...read more
Baltimore, MD. Evangelization is most appropriately carried out within what we might call “authentic human encounters.” What is an “authentic human encounter”? At the least, it is a human encounter where the freedom and dignity of the other is respected. Why is this...read more
Pensacola, FL. On the one hand, when street evangelizing, it is important to be bold. If you don’t speak the truth clearly, how can others ever come to know the truth and believe? On the other hand, while speaking clearly it is also important to not make your presence...read more
This recent report is from Deb, our Owatonna, Minnesota Regional Missionary. Kathy and Annie, two newly trained evangelists, set up a stand at the end of the St. Theodore’s church property during the local parade. We had a wonderful time. We got there about an hour...read more
Scituate, MA. Mother Teresa famously said that we are “not called to be successful, but faithful.” This truth should be held in mind by anyone wishing to obey the Lord’s command to share the gospel. There will be good fruits coming from your efforts, but there will...read more
Gaithersburg, MD. We are in the process of developing a series of small group meetings for helping bring seekers closer to entrance into the Church. While doing street evangelization, we can invite people to join us at a regular, weekly small group meeting. Joanne,...read more
Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke
“I am very happy to have the occasion to express my deepest esteem for St. Paul Street Evangelization. This apostolate…is doing a tremendous work in bringing Christ and his truth and love to all parts of the United States and also in other nations. I give my whole hearted support to the work and I pray for it daily that it will continue and grow for the sake of the salvation of many souls… I am happy on this occasion to recommend to you St. Paul Street Evangelization and urge you to become involved with it.”
Most Reverend Allen Vigneron
“One of the new methods [of evangelization] I would like to recommend is the work of St. Paul Street Evangelization … I, having personally participated in their work of street evangelization, enthusiastically endorse this group … I encourage you to join me in offering your prayers and support for this organization.”
“Street evangelism is as old as the gospel itself. The Apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ were the first street preachers announcing the good news of salvation and the Church in the streets of the Roman Empire. This tradition was practiced by the great saints throughout history and is alive again with and spreading across the globe. The faithful Catholics who make up St. Paul Street Evangelism live up to their name. Support them, follow them, join them!”