Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Evangelization - $3 million

Central to the growth of our Faith is our Baptismal call to evangelization.  As part of this call as disciples, we are asked to embrace our responsibility to share the truth of God's love and life.  Our duty also binds us to support those in key leadership roles who are instrumental in spreading the Gospel.  Through our commitment, the Archdiocese also can help those who may be struggling in their relationship with God.  Ultimately, it is our role to support the Archdiocese in its commitment to "Go and Make Disciples."

New Training Initiatives
As more and more lay people assist in the leadership of parishes, they will need the proper professional and pastoral training to work side by side with priests to ensure consistency in leadership throughout the Archdiocese.  To that end, the Archdiocese of Baltimore is committed to providing the needed leadership and services to develop effective approaches to evangelization, including a ministry formation certification program for theological and pastoral competency.

Enhancing and Strengthening Key Ministries
There is tremendous opportunity to spread the Good News through the works of justice, charity, and peace.  Our desire is to enhance and strengthen key programs in the areas of

  • Youth and Young Adult Ministry
  • Catechetical and Pastoral Formation
  • Prison Ministry
  • Deaf Ministry and Disabilities Ministry
  • Campus Ministry for Colleges and Universities

Implementing New Technology
Through greater use of technology, the Archdiocese of Baltimore and its parishes can be more efficient and effective in disseminating the Word of God while still maintaining the personal interaction that is the key to training, education, and teaching.  Initiatives such as developing the ability to simulcast speakers and training courses to multiple locations across Maryland will enable the Archdiocese and its parishes to make a more powerful impact in their evangelization efforts.