Revive Parishes was founded with a singular goal: to transform parish leaders so that they can revive their parishes. This may sound simple, but it is certainly not easy — and this is where the Holy Spirit comes in. With God’s help, your hard work and perseverance, and a little help and coaching from those who have gone before you… anything is possible. Welcome to Revive Parishes!
Founded by Dan Rogers, Edmundo Reyes, Tim Glemkoswki, and John Martin, Revive Parishes is now a proud offering of the Augustine Institute and is presented 100% free of charge for the benefit of the Church. In the coming years, this resource will continue to grow under this stewardship, and parishes around the world will continue to benefit from this incredible resource.
Each course on Revive was created with you in mind: to give you practical tips, suggestions, inspiration, and coaching on the most important issues facing Catholic parishes today. FORMED is proud to host a few of the lessons and courses on this platform for your viewing. To find all 18+ courses and lessons, go to reviveparishes.com.
Chapter 25: Staying Grounded
In this chapter, Father discusses how the poor offer medicine to the “me-centric” illness that exists in our world.
Chapter 26: Spiritual Fruits (Personal and Communal)
Father Mark-Mary addresses two spiritual fruits of working with the poor. The personal spiritual fruit is a complete encounter with Jesus Christ, in other words, almost like an “eighth sacrament.” He also mentions that the communal spiritual fruit is evangelization. Serving the poor is an easy wa...
Chapter 27: Vocations
Is there an opportunity for a young person to experience heroic living and heroic love in your parish community to foster discernment of religious or missionary vocations? For Father Mark-Mary, this opportunity played a key role in his discovery of his vocation to the priesthood.
Chapter 28: Development
Involvement precedes investment, and charity campaigns aid capital campaigns. What does this mean? Father explains these ideas in this chapter.
Chapter 29: Conclusion
Making time for this course is an investment, and it reveals your heart and how you desire to give yourself sacrificially to the Church. May these desires to love and serve the poor be put into action!
Loving and Serving the Poor Guide