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“Make Your Soul Great Again”

Royal Oak, MI. The 25th annual Woodward Dream Cruise happened last weekend, featuring thousands of classic cars, sports cars, motorcycles, and over one million visitors (the world's largest cruise!). So SPSE set up a tent on "Catholic Corner" as it has in years past,...

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“When did you last go to Confession?”

Detroit, MI. This report comes from Mark with the Detroit Parish Festival Evangelization team: Our team returned to the annual Pierogi Festival at Sweetest Heart of Mary Church in Detroit. This is the largest church festival in the city with thousands of people...

“I know what they are … they’re rosaries!”

Royal Oak, MI. A recent Pew Research Center report shows the number of Catholics in America continues to decline. Some say it's due to the recent scandals, while others have trouble with one church teaching or another. Still others, like the man in today's story, just...

“A great witness in this busy downtown!”

Royal Oak, MI. "There is no true evangelization if the name, the teaching, the life, the promises, the kingdom and the mystery of Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God are not proclaimed." - Evangelii Nuntiandi, para. 22. Along with good spiritual preparation such as Holy...

“Let the Children Come to Me”

Brooklyn Center, MN. As evangelists, we must never think that children are too young to learn about God, but rather, let us bring Jesus to the little children. In Luke 18:16-17, we read: "Jesus, however, called the children to himself and said, "Let the children come...

“Nothing is free! What’s the catch?!” 

Melvindale, MI. We encounter many souls who believe false things about God and the Catholic Church, or perhaps they simply don't care. Thankfully, our God continuously comes after us. In Psalm 23 ("The Lord is my shepherd..."), we read the line "Surely goodness and...

“Spreading Joy to Others”

Flint, MI. The stories keep coming in from the recent Flint, MI youth conference. The Lord reached a great number of people through these teens. Let us always remember that God can work through any person who is willing to serve Him, young or old, rich or poor, woman...

“He now wanted to be baptized in the Catholic Church”

Flint, MI. It's exciting to see the next generation of evangelists coming up. During our recent Flint, MI youth conference, we witnessed the Lord using the youth just as readily as he uses adults to evangelize. Just look at Jeremiah 1:6-7, "Ah, Lord GOD! I said, I do...

“God’s Steadfast Love”

Warren, MI. Sometimes the struggles of life can really weigh us down, and we can start to forget God's goodness and begin to stray. God knows that, which is why He's ready and willing to give us relief as a reminder of His steadfast love and generosity. The scripture...

“God’s Timing”

Camden, NJ. The following report comes from evangelist Brenda with the Lower Bucks/Philadelphia team: I approached four men who were standing in the shade by a car, listening to music and drinking. They took rosaries and directions for praying it from me. Explaining...

“Blessed are you when men revile you”

Denver, CO. This report comes from SPSE evangelists in Denver, Colorado: When our teams go out to evangelize, open conflict is very rare. This is because our peaceful approach. But on occasion, our mere presence in public, sharing the Catholic faith, is enough to draw...

Podcast

Ep. 7: No More Sleeping in Seattle

In this episode we interview Nina de Jesus who is a regional missionary in the Diocese of Seattle. She is one of the few in the area taking her faith to the streets as well as coaching others in the area learn how to do street evangelization more effectively. She...

Ep. 6: SPSE in New Orleans

In this episode we interview Phillip Bellini who is a SPSE coordinator in New Orleans. Phillip takes us through how his teams desire to do the work of evangelization led him to begin a team. He has successfully integrated into the dowtown community evangelizing at big...

Ep. 5: Building a SPSE Movement

In this episode we interview Stephen Beuerle who is a SPSE coordinator in San Diego. Steve walks us through how his team of 2 evolved into a local street evangelization movement. Today, Steve email hundreds of local evangelist every week encouraging them to join team...

Ep 4: It’s all about the Team

In this episode we interview long time team leader and evangelist Molly Bushman. Molly brings us inside her experience beginning a team at her parish. She also shares some of her own stories from the street and practical ways her parish is working on following up with...

Ep. 3: 0ur very own Adam Janke

In this episode we interview our very own Adam Janke focusing on his own story as well as why SPSE has begun embracing healing prayer. He brings the experience the institute has gained through more than 300 street teams in the form of talks and workshops on...

Ep. 3: 0ur very own Adam Janke

In this episode we interview our very own Adam Janke focusing on his own story as well as why SPSE has begun embracing healing prayer. He brings the experience the institute has gained through more than 300 street teams in the form of talks and workshops on...

Ep. 2: Community and Evangelization

In this episode we speak with Sr. Lisa Zelfa from the Servants of God's Love. Sr. Lisa was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq. She is a cradle Catholic that experienced a reversion in college through the Catholic community at Wayne State University. After college she...

Ep. 1: Signs, Wonders, Miracles and Evangelization

In this episode we interview Fr. Mathias Thelen who is the senior leader of Encounter Ministries. Encounter has a vision to see a Church truly empowered by the Holy Spirit where disciples are confided to proclaim the Gospel and then demonstrate it through signs,...

Ep: 24-Catholic Missionary Disciples

In this episode we interview Marcel LeJeune who is the President and Founder of Catholic Missionary Disciples. Before founding his own ministry Marcel served as the Associate Director of Campus Ministry at St. Mary's Catholic Center at Texas A&M University for 11...

Ep. 23: The Few, The Proud, The SPSE Marine

On veterans day we had a chance to speak with Kimberly Colby who is an active duty Marine Corps officer and SPSE regional missionary. She recently relocated to Hawaii after serving as an Oceanside team leader in San Diego for over two years. In this epiosde we talk...

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