Promote growth of parishioners through evangelization and spiritual renewal within the parish communities.
“If the lungs of prayer and of the Word of God do not nourish the breath of spiritual life, we risk suffocating in the midst of a thousand daily cares. Prayer is the breath of the soul and of life.”
— Pope Benedict XVI
Prayer is essential to evangelization because it is through prayer that we come to know God and ourselves more deeply and how God calls us to share Him with others. In prayer we grow in relationship with Jesus. A life of prayer includes individual prayer, praying with your community at Mass and services, and praying before gatherings, meals, meetings, workshops, etc. It is important that we make room for God’s presence by giving time and focus to prayer time together and intentionally inviting the Holy Spirit to be with us when we gather.
Personal prayer is also essential. In an ever-changing world, we need extended time alone with Jesus to get to know him and to get comfortable with sharing who he is with others. When we engage in personal prayer, we do just that, deepen our relationship with Jesus as we would any friend we spend time with. And we also connect more deeply with who we are, who God calls us to be.
Rooted and centered in the baptismal gift and the grace of Jesus’ call to discipleship. Committed to service of St. Fabian, promoting gospel values and growth in holiness, be an enabler, seeking out volunteers, encouraging participation, calling forth gifts, providing skills training and support. As well, working closely with the Parish Council and other parish team members and committees to fulfill the mission of the Parish and in the process promote discipleship among parishioners as they share their time and their talents.
Please call Paula Kroll at 847.769.8630 for more information on how you can be involved in the Ministry of Evangelization.