After much preparation the Broward County Chapter of Saint Paul Street Evangelization finally hit the street. God blessed us richly and all had a very rewarding day. Many stories to share which will be forthcoming.
Our group had its 2nd meeting on Saturday morning, January 31st. Wow! What an enthusiastic group eager to fulfill their baptismal promises.
After opening in prayer and sharing with one another our faith journeys, we formed a few working groups: Ecclesial Outreach, Collateral/Supplies and Venues/Locations. The Ecclesial Outreach Group will use the drafts provided by SPSE to seek the blessing and support of the Archbishop and local pastors. The Collateral/Supplies Group will begin assembling and copying material available through the SPSE member site, including tracts & CDs. We have already obtained our sandwich board sign and a supply of rosaries. The Venus/Locations Group will begin developing a calendar of potential carnivals, fairs and public places where our teams may evangelize. This Group will also investigate and obtain what if any permits may be necessary at each venue. We have already received a request by one pastor to evangelize at a parish Lenten retreat featuring John Michael Talbot, which we think is a perfect opportunity for our teams to “get their feet wet”. God is blessing richly our fledgling apostolate.
We ended our meeting with two agenda items we agreed to incorporate as regular items in future meetings: a doctrinal scripture reading/discussion (John 6:53) and a role playing of how to respond to a common objection. Today’s role play revolved around someone who said they left the Church because of how they were treated in the past.
We agreed to meet again on February 21st at 9:30AM. Many participants have already become SPSE members and have begun their on-line training as we prepare for our first outing in March.
Please pray for us as we answer our baptismal calling and respond to the Holy Spirit in bringing the Joy of Christ and living a life of faith in service to Him to a world in need.
Welcome to your local chapter of St. Paul Street Evangelization.
St. Paul Street Evangelization is a grassroots, non-profit 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.
Christ’s call to evangelize was made to every Catholic Christian, and the Second Vatican Council reiterated this need, urging each of the baptized to bring the Gospel, found fully in the Catholic Church, to a culture that has largely reverted to paganism. As an on-the-street Catholic evangelization organization, 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. To obtain more information or to get involved in this local chapter of SPSE, please e-mail one or both of the chapter coordinators listed on this page.
To learn more about St. Paul Street Evangelization at the national level, click here.