Evangelization is the sharing of the Good News.

The salvation of Jesus Christ is the message of the Gospel. He conquered sin and death so that we can live with Him forever.

Jesus preached this message and, before He ascended into Heaven, He directed his Apostles to make disciples by proclaiming it to everyone on earth.

This is what what faithful Catholics continue to do today because it is their duty and the primary reason that the Church exists.

Evangelization begins by developing a personal relationship with Jesus through prayer and reading Sacred Scripture.

Getting to know Jesus and truly understanding what He did for us leads to joy and hope in the Resurrection and eternal life. 

This is the news that is meant to be shared with others. The salvation of souls depends on it.

Who do you know that needs to hear about Jesus?:

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”

Matthew 28: 18-20

Share the Good News with the people you love:

Talk to people in your life about where God is in their lives:

Tell the truth about who Jesus is:

Lay people also fulfill their prophetic mission by evangelization, “that is, the proclamation of Christ by word and the testimony of life.” For lay people, “this evangelization . . . acquires a specific property and peculiar efficacy because it is accomplished in the ordinary circumstances of the world.”: This witness of life, however, is not the sole element in the apostolate; the true apostle is on the lookout for occasions of announcing Christ by word, either to unbelievers . . . or to the faithful.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 905

Our Church depends on everyday Christians sharing their faith:

What does it take to be an effective evangelist?:

The Church knows this. She has a vivid awareness of the fact that the Savior’s words, “I must proclaim the Good News of the kingdom of God,” apply in all truth to herself: She willingly adds with St. Paul: “Not that I boast of preaching the gospel, since it is a duty that has been laid on me; I should be punished if I did not preach it” It is with joy and consolation that at the end of the great Assembly of 1974 we heard these illuminating words: “We wish to confirm once more that the task of evangelizing all people constitutes the essential mission of the Church.” It is a task and mission which the vast and profound changes of present-day society make all the more urgent. Evangelizing is in fact the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity. She exists in order to evangelize, that is to say, in order to preach and teach, to be the channel of the gift of grace, to reconcile sinners with God, and to perpetuate Christ’s sacrifice in the Mass, which is the memorial of His death and glorious resurrection.

Pope Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi, December 8, 1975

Different situations require different strategies for evangelization:

Avoid the two extremes of evangelization:

Stay focused on true happiness:

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