Seizing the sacramental moments in the life of parishioners is an essential way to affirm the faithful and draw in those who are not integrated into the life of the parish. In Evangelization through Baptism: A Catechist Training, Lucas Pollice guides parish catechists and leaders through methods to use REBORN for their parish pre-baptism preparation. This session covers:
Baptism as more than a single event in the lives of parents and godparents, but an opportunity for re-evangelization.
How to rediscover not only the beauty and richness of the Faith, but the power and reality of their own Baptism.
Presenting Baptism's place within God's loving plan of salvation
Utilizing Mystagogy in Baptismal preparation
Helping parents and godparents understand their roles by helping them re-discover their own baptismal call to share in the mission of Christ as Priest, Prophet, and King—in an effort to help them to become more engaged in discipleship and participation in the life of the Church.
How to create a welcoming environment to promote trust and openness to genuine inquiry.
At the heart of it, we are called through our Baptism to continue the mission of Christ and to bring the Gospel to the ordinary places of secular culture. This is key to the re-evangelization of the baptized—to help them discover their unique and indispensable role in being witnessing disciples and agents for the New Evangelization.