What we are told first by Francis Arinze, in The Evangelizing Parish, is that every baptized person is called to witness to Christ according to their vocation, mission, and opportunities. In his book, Francis notes the parish as the key location for evangelization. The Evangelizing Parish is primarily written for priests, helpful for the smallest and largest of parishes, the busiest of priests, the new seminarian and the long-time priest. However, he also reminds us that the parish includes all of the lay faithful, each and every individual called to give witness to the Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ.
Arinze describes The Evangelizing Parish as a set of reflections and suggestions in seven chapters. Chapters one and two focus on the position of the parish in Church life regarding evangelization and the parish as a community. Chapter three notes the major actors and their roles and chapter four describes the tools for witness. Chapters five and six focus on the celebration of faith in the parish and the missionary nature of the Church. Finally, chapter seven addresses some chosen apostalates; the family, the young, the elderly, etc.
The Evangelizing Parish offers a message and suggestions to everyone in the parish - "Go forth, launch out into the deep, and bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to everyone in the parish."
The Evangelizing Parish Book Details:
- Spiritual Leadership
- Author: Francis Arinze
- 149 Pages
- ISBN: 9781621642275
- 7-3/4" x 5-1/4" x 1/2”