St. Paul Street Evangelization

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.

Become a Member

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!

Join the Team

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

SPSE_ArchStPaulMinn_920x460Today, more than ever, pastors have to ask the pragmatic question: what processes and programs will help me effectively evangelize my parish and community? Basic Evangelization Training workshops and retreats 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.

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Basic Evangelization Training

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Teen Encounter Workshop

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 Upcoming Workshops:


Basic Training

Oct 2-3, 2015

Huntsville, AL

Basic Training

Oct 9-10, 2015

Port Huron, MI


SPSE Resource & Training Guide

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St. Paul Street Evangelization Blog

A Great Place to Evangelize

DETROIT, MI – The Detroit Parish Festival Evangelization Team met at St. Joseph Church in Detroit for their annual Oktoberfest which draws many non-Catholics. One non-Catholic Christian, a man named Roger, visited the table three times and spoke to the team at length about the Gospel, sacraments, prayer and the intercession of saints. Roger accepted a rosary, Miraculous Medal, crucifix, holy cards and a CD. Evangelists also spoke to David, a man who described himself as a “progressive Christian” and former Methodist who goes to church only five times a year. David expressed his admiration for Pope Francis, which evangelists thanked him for. The team also clarified misconceptions associated with Pope Francis, the history of the papacy, the Sabbath and the one, true Church. Please keep Roger and David in your prayers. The team also spoke to many faithful Catholics, several of whom requested rosaries to give to family and friends. One woman wanted to give a rosary to her son who will soon deploy with the U.S. Navy, evangelists gave her a rosary, pamphlet, and prayed for her son. Great work, Detroit Festival Team! Parish Festivals are a great place to set up an evangelization table. Why not suggest the idea to your... read more

A Great Day

Douglas, AZ. – Ed and Frances went to evangelize at the Cochise County Fair in Douglas on a recent Saturday. They set up at the Knights of Columbus pro-life booth. In the picture, Frances is teaching a number of young Hispanics how to pray the Rosary. Ed was meanwhile giving to a Baptist family the pamphlet “Common Objections” and the CD of Dr. Scott Hahn’s conversion. The Baptists did not know much about the Catholic Church, so Ed explained how Jesus lived for 33 years, and the last three years he proclaimed the Gospel. After His resurrection, He told his Apostles to spread the Gospel to the ends of the earth, which they did. But, Ed told them, not everything Jesus did was found in the Bible, because the Bible says so in John 21:25: “There are also many other things that Jesus did, but if these were to be described individually, I do not think the whole world would contain the books that would be written.” They agreed with Ed. Ed told them that the Apostles had people who followed them and learned from them, and that you can read some of what they wrote today. Clement of Rome and Ignatius of Antioch are two of these, and are called “Apostolic Fathers.” What you find in their writings is the sacraments, the Bishops, infant baptism, the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, and other Catholic doctrines. The Bishop of Rome has special authority. All these things have caused thousands of Protestant ministers to become Catholic, including Dr. Scott Hahn. They handed out over 50 Rosaries, 75 Miraculous... read more

Encounter with Adventists

Dallas, TX. – Our evangelists had multiple encounters on a recent Sunday with several different Seventh Day Adventists. They came downtown to pass out a book. In the photo, an SPSE Evangelist is speaking with a Seventh Day Adventist. These Adventists have a few things in common with Catholics: Trinitarian Baptism, the divinity of Christ, the Virgin Birth, and rejecting “Sola Fide,” and other things. They also, however, believe that the Catholic Church is “the Whore of Babylon,” and that the Pope is the Antichrist. The team talked to them about many of these issues, and especially about the issues of authority, the Church, and the Pope. Gene gave contact information to one of them and they agreed to meet at a later date for some friendly, lengthier discussions. Of course, the Adventists were given all kinds of Catholic literature to take with them. Praise be Jesus Christ for the work of our evangelists! All over the country, and beyond, they are out on the streets encountering people of all backgrounds, bearing witness to the life and teaching of Christ, and his Body and Bride, the Church. Will you join us in this... read more

“Witnessing to Life, and Faith”

Washington, DC. St. Paul Street Evangelization Team Fredericksburg teamed up with American Life League (ALL) and others in a peaceful protest at a construction site in urban DC. The construction site is for a proposed Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, and would be adjacent to a private middle school. Equipped with Rosaries, SPSE pamphlets on Abortion, and Pope Francis million dollar bills, many conversations were attempted. SPSE-Fredericksburg stood tall on the street during the peaceful protest. Prayers were made, and classic Christian hymns such as Amazing Grace were sung. SPSE Team Leader Ron Lisk led the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. One of the participants asked for a Rosary, and an Abortion pamphlet to give to a by-stander. The encounter was emotional and receptive. Pope Francis million dollar bills were offered to folks watching the protest or simply walking by. After standing in the street for over an hour, Ron began a conversation with a fallen-away Catholic. He said he left the Faith because he had questions, and no priest had answers. He expressed issues with the authority of the priests, the Sacraments, and “praying to dead people.” Returning to the street, Ron chatted with a mother affiliated with ALL. Her family has a preference for the Extraordinary form of the Mass (i.e. the “Latin Mass”). Ron inquired as to how her daughters liked the Latin Mass. The mom introduced him to her daughters and had them respond directly to the question. The responses were very genuine, thoughtful, and insightful. Ron testified, “I noticed that the fallen-away Catholic was standing just to my left, and listened as the youth gave their... read more

Email Updates

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.”

Most Reverend Earl Boyea

“It is always good to acclaim the zeal and energy and faith of those who wish to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are all responsible for announcing that Gospel. One group which is doing this work quite forthrightly in the world is the St. Paul Street Evangelization.”

Steve Ray

“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!”

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