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“Jesus is there. That is the most important.”

Syracuse, NY. The following is an account of a short outing of the Cortland, New York team, from Caleb: We spent about 45 minutes on Marshall St. near the SU campus. This was our second time there. We gave out 10+ rosaries, three of them in SU colors. Most people who...

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“We had a wonderful time”

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...

“Uncomfortable, But Encouraging”

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...

If You Ask Jesus, They Will Come

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,...

Building a Relationship with God

This report comes from Donna, of the South Windsor SPSE team: We were in downtown Manchester in a great location, right in front of the park and near the bus stop. Because it was such a high-traffic area, we were able to talk to many people. Among them was Chris, who...

“Snow Day” – A Report from Team Tyler

Tyler, TX. The Tyler St. Paul Street Evangelization Team went out to a local park that was hosting a fun day for children with a craft bazaar as well. If you do not live in the south you may find this quite strange, but once a year the city of Tyler has a "snow day in...

Discipleship and the Direct Approach

Baltimore, MD. Catholicism is not a do-it-yourself activity. Christianity is not a club. Faith is not a feeling. … What are they, then? Catholicism is a new, different way of living. Christianity is a discipleship. Faith is an obedience. Recently, some of our...

The Importance of Prayer

Snellville, GA. One of the most important aspects of what we do on the streets is pray for people. Prayer is where things happen. Prayer is where we give God permission to do what He does best. Prayer manifests the hearts of those praying and those prayed for. Prayer...

A New Usual Spot

Snellville, GA. Pablo and Don came to Snellville to evangelize at the newly designed and renovated Towne Green during the weekly farmers market. They are team members from Prince of Peace parish. They handed out dozens of rosaries and tracts on how to pray the rosary....

“Jesus has changed my life.”

Lincoln, NE. We live for moments like these. When the fruits of our efforts come back to us, it encourages us to continue on doing what we’re doing, even when the fruits are not visible to us. How can it get any better than running into someone you have evangelized,...

“Where is the nearest Catholic Church?”

Lincoln, NE. Here’s a recent check-in from Wayne: Our evangelists this Saturday were Sue, Tom, Bob and Bob’s daughter Katy. We started at 8 as we anticipated people may be out early to beat the heat and we were right. Joanne stopped by. She is a practicing Catholic...

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Ep. 12: Retreat Graces

In this episode we interview a handful of team leaders and missionaries who were able to make it out to our Called to Communion retreat. The weekend was packed full of sacraments, healing prayer, wonderful sessions led by Fr. Ben Luedtke, and communion with the Lord...

Ep. 11: Stories with Deb

Deb is a long time team leader, regional missionary, and now local Director of Evangelization teams with Saint Paul Street Evangelization. In this interview she shares with us how she got involved with SPSE, her wisdom about evangelization, as well as her favorite...

Ep. 10: New Team on the Block

In this episode we interview Nick Labanca who is a new team leader from the Diocese of Joliet. We talk about his experience becoming a new team leader with Saint Paul Street Evangelization as well as stories from his very first outing at at a festival where he gave...

Ep. 9: Let’s talk about Death

In this Episode we interview Randy Grasso who is a long time evangelist, missionary and trainer with Saint Paul Street Evangelization. We discuss Mort (a non-human skull) he places on his table which enables him to share the Gospel using the Four Last Things. For...

Ep. 8: Fr. Ben- Called to Communion Retreat

In this episode we interview Fr. Ben Luedtke who will be our retreat master for our Called to Communion retreat June 22-24. Fr. Ben studied at The Angelicum in Rome, was Ordained by Pope John Paul II in 1982, has worked in Italy, Brazil, Canada and the United States....

Ep. 7: Catholic Apologetics-Part 2

In this episode we continue our conversation with evangelist Bob Wilson and we discuss how to answer common questions one may face on the street. Specifically we go over science and religion, the pope, how to get the heaven, and why non-Catholics can't receive...

Ep. 6: Catholic Apologetics-Part 1

In this episode we interview Bob Wilson who is a long time Evangelist and trainer in Detroit. We discuss common questions he has experience answering on the street. This is a fun episode where we even role play what a potential encounters. Questions we discuss in part...

Ep. 5: Evangelizing Generation Z

This episode we interview Aaron Hostetter who is a youth minister and area coordinator for Lifeteen. He speaks to us about the recent Barna Group report on generation z and how that is impacting the way he evangelizes in his ministry. Although the report follows...

Ep. 4: Evangelization Mistakes

In this episode we interview long time evangelist and teacher Anne Harman. She opens up about the mistakes she has made during her time evangelizing and what the Lord has taught her through her mistakes.  Retreat Information: All are are invited to our 2nd annual...

Ep. 3: Holy Spirit Evangelization

This episode we interview Maisa Haddad about the role of the Holy Spirit in Evangelization. Maisa is a regional missionary and trainer with Saint Paul Evangelization. She also has her masters degree in systematic theology from Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit. This...

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