The Church calls us to transform our parishes into “centers of constant missionary outreach,” sending disciples to carry the Gospel to the margins of society through witness and through acts of charity, justice, and mercy.
A mission-directed parish—whether it is large or small, rich or poor, urban or rural— has three characteristics:
- A vision that focuses on evangelization as the parish’s chief purpose
- An intentional process for identifying and responding to the needs of the community and the world beyond
- Many missionary disciples who enthusiastically embrace this vision and participate as partners in this process.
Through the experience of Be My Witness, staff, leaders, and parishioners become more open to using their personal gifts to build a mission-directed culture in the parish and beyond—an environment in which the evangelizing spirit is the energy behind every parish activity. This type of parish is recognized as a beacon of hope for everyone within its reach who has spiritual or material needs.
We at RENEW International are ready to assist you in this endeavor.