Our Beginnings – Pentecost Sunday 2017

Posted by on Jun 4, 2017 in News from SPSE - Seattle | 0 comments

After mass on Pentecost Sunday, my friends and I went out to evangelize at Seward Park.  This would be our second time evangelizing, and yes we are new to this.  And yes I was a little bit uncomfortable and nervous, but also excited at the same time.  We set up our mobile cart with pamphlets and rosaries and put out the “Catholic Truth” sign.  We start praying the rosary, and I also begin to engage people and offer them free rosaries.

Within the hour that we were there, we met a couple who talked with us.  They were parishioners from a Catholic church.  They took some literature a St. Paul Street Evangelization pamphlet.  They were very encouraging and let us know that Blessed Sacrament parish also evangelizes at the University District street fair.  Then we met Luischesco, a young adult who was so happy to see us.  He took a rosary and a pamphlet on how to pray the rosary.  He expressed that he wanted to be baptized.  I mentioned to him that parishes have programs called the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) which would guide him about the faith and prepare him for baptism.  We exchanged contacts so I could forward him RCIA information.

Even though 99% of the people we meet turn down a rosary offer or don’t engage in conversation, it is worth it to be there for the 1% who do make contact.  To share our faith and help them connect to the Church, to bring Christ’s presence to the world, this is what we try to do.  Come Holy Spirit kindle in us the fire of your Love!

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