Evangelization and the Missionary Spirit

Learn more about our Holliston neighbors, the Xavierian Missionaries who operate the Fatima Shrine and assist us at Mass every week.

Catholic Charities USA is the membership association of one of the nation’s largest social service networks which provides vital social services to people in need, regardless of their religious, social, or economic backgrounds.

Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic bishops of the U.S. to assist poor and disadvantaged people outside the country. Catholic Extension is the largest supporter of Catholic missionary work in the U.S. and its territories.

The Paulist National Catholic Evangelization Association inspires and helps Catholics to grow from believers to proclaimers to bring the light of Christ to their families, workplaces, and neighborhoods.  The PNCEA has free online resources for parishes.

The Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Mercy Volunteer Corps and the Franciscan Volunteer Ministry programs all provide college graduates the opportunity to live in community and offer Christian service.  The Ignatian Volunteer Corps offers people over the age of 50 the opportunity to make a difference through volunteer work in the community.

You can learn about the benefits of volunteering and explore volunteer opportunities tailored to your particular interests at the Catholic Volunteer Network.

Learn about various ministries and vocations to the religious life in the Catholic Church both nationally and here in the Boston Archdiocese.

Read the US Bishops’ pastoral letter on evangelization, Go and Make Disciples. “The gospel message gives us a different vision of what life is all about…We do not view life’s purpose as the gathering of power and riches, but as the gracious invitation to live for God and others in love” (Go and Make Disciples, #21). The US bishops say something important here…evangelization is about living courageously (counter-culturally) and lovingly in our world, inviting others to experience the Good News through us

CatholicCulture.org’s mission is to give faithful Catholics the information, encouragement, and perspective they need to become an active force for renewal in the Church and in society, working to shape an authentically Christian culture in a secular world.