Everyday Evangelizing Everyday Evangelizing
in All Situations Through Holy Days
Respond with “thank God” when New Year’s Day - make a resolution to
someone shares good news with you. evangelize.
Wear a cross or other symbol of your
faith. Martin Luther King Day – reflect on: “Are
Share a story of how God works in your you willing to stand up for the rights of
Ask people to pray for your intentions.
Valentine’s Day – celebrate God’s love for
Gently start a discussion with “I believe”
you by sharing it with others.
or “Jesus says.”
Assist those who are searching by
introducing them to Christ.
Invite to church those who are not part of
Ash Wednesday – receive ashes and wear
them proudly. Everyday
a faith community. Lent – display a cross in your window.
Make the sign of the cross when dining
Treat everyone with dignity.
April Fool’s Day – don’t be afraid to be a
fool for Christ (See 1 Cor. 4:10).
Share a smile and personal greeting. Pentecost – wear red as a symbol of the Holy
Share with neighbors about your parish. Spirit.
Leave religious materials in unexpected
places. Flag Day – wear the flag of your freedom,
Everyday Evangelizing July 4 – pray for those still under oppression.
through Social Justice
Labor Day – write to Congress regarding fair
and equitable wages.
Help those less fortunate by sharing
time, talent or money. Halloween – carve a jack o’lantern with a
Identify your own prejudices. symbol of God’s love.
Network with those who support your
values. Thanksgiving – share your dinner table with
Watch the news with the eyes of Christ. someone who is alone.
Learn the facts on all sides of an issue.
Advent – use an Advent wreath and/or
Publicly express your opinion.
Act on your conviction.
Learn and address the values of our Christmas – use religious stamps and cards.
Vote intelligently. Archdiocese of Philadelphia Always be ready to give an explanation to
Office for Formation of the Laity
A Christian who is not Parish Evangelization anyone who asks you for a reason for
evangelizing is a Christian 215-587-0500 your hope, but do it with gentleness and
on early retirement. “assisting parishes to spread the reverence. (1 Peter 3:15)
Good News of Jesus Christ”
Evangelization first begins when you Before You Can Everyday Evangelizing
accept God’s Word into your life. Then Evangelize in the Parish
you proclaim that Word to others by living
it out in service and witness. Whenever
possible you share your story of Jesus in Exchange names with those around
You must be open to God as the center of
your life, and then invite others to deepen you.
your life, allowing yourself to be formed by
their relationship with Christ through the Get involved, if only on a small scale.
Church community (Pope Paul VI, Periodically change pews to meet
Evangelization in the Modern World). others.
This is most effectively done through Be gracious in the parking lot.
Participate in a small Christian
everyday evangelizing. Explain rituals to those who are not
community, bible study or prayer
familiar with the Catholic faith.
Send a card to newly baptized or
Carry a cross in your pocket.
Read Catholic magazines, books
Support parish leaders.
and/or newspapers, etc.
Everyday evangelizing is everyone’s Fast periodically.
mission. By virtue of our Baptism, we are Communicate with those who inspire Everyday Evangelizing
all called to share our faith. you. in the Workplace
Receive the sacraments.
Attend Christian enrichment sessions.
Transact all business dealings honestly.
Reflect on the witness of others.
Offer to pray for a co-worker who has
Pray the rosary.
shared some personal concerns.
Everyday evangelizing is not a program, Read the Bible.
Interact with co-workers who share
but a way of life. It takes place any time, your Christian beliefs.
any place, under any circumstance. Respect others’ religious beliefs.
Pray before making decisions.
in the Home
Verbalize Christ in your life.
Pray grace before meals.
Proudly display symbols of your faith. Everyday Evangelizing
Everyday evangelizing reaches out to
Have a religious calendar with the for Those
everyone, including active and inactive
dates of baptism, first communions, Experiencing Stress
Catholics and those with no faith
weddings, etc. Give ongoing support.
Establish family rituals based on the Send a Mass card or other card of
Church year. support.
Celebrate your feast days. Pray with and for the person.
Discuss the morality of a TV show. Seek out agencies that can address
Begin and end the day with prayer. their needs.
Everyday evangelizing also addresses the
social structures that affect us. In the U.S.
Bishops’ document, Go and Make
Evangelization is holding Jesus
Disciples, it states: “The fruit of
Our words illuminate, in your heart and carrying Jesus
evangelization is changed lives and a
our witness illustrates. to the hearts of others.
changed world – holiness and justice,
spirituality and peace.”