East Rochester, NY. In the work of bringing the Good News to the world, we need not only dedicated evangelists, but teachers dedicated to training the next generation of Catholics in evangelization. Why? Young Catholics should be aware that along with prayer, service, and growth in virtue, evangelization is simply part of living out their Christian discipleship.
On Tuesday of Catholic Schools Week this past February, Fr. Mike Mayer and Karen Kuntz spoke to the student body at St. John Bosco School in East Rochester, New York. Fr. Mike and Karen discussed evangelization, and shared some of the ways in which the Rochester chapter of St. Paul Street Evangelization proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the public square. At the end of their presentation they passed out “Basic Evangelization Kits” to each student and faculty member (over 130) and explained how to use the kits. Each kit contained an evangelization prayer, a rosary, a rosary brochure, a write-up on evangelization and how to use the kit, and a plastic bag in which the students could place the rosary, the brochure, and a prayer card of their own making. Last year two students used their experiences of street evangelization in a school project. What a wonderful group of young evangelists!
Praised be Jesus Christ! And thank you Father Mike, and Karen!