Skip to comments.Denver Archbishop, Catholic young adults take faith to downtown streets
Posted on 03/29/2007 1:45:24 PM PDT by NYer
Young Catholics of Denver are joining with their Archbishop, Charles Chaput, in an effort to reach-out and evangelize the very heart of their city. Takin it to the Streets aims at engaging the community both religious and secular in extensive conversations about the Catholic Church and Her teachings.
The evangelization program aims at igniting the faith of the Catholic community and sparking the faith of those encountered, says event coordinator Maria Gartner.
The full-day event March 31 will begin at 8:30 a.m. with Eucharistic adoration and prayer at Denvers downtown Holy Ghost Church. Missionaries will then move out in pairs or threes, seeking opportunities to interact with the downtown community. Meanwhile, others will remain at the church to pray for the missionary efforts.
Such an awesome priest!
That's great! There was a group of laypeople who used to do this in NYC, about a million years ago. It should be done in every city in the US. The Mormons can do it, why not us?
Remember their TV commercials that showed a family playing games together, eating snacks, reading books, etc., and then gave a number to call for a free Bible and Book of Mormon?
I thought Catholics should have a commercial showing Pope John Paul II speaking to the youth, and a number to call for a free Bible, a video of the Pope, and a visit from the local parish. Can you imagine how many people could be reached if we had that kind of national coordination?
It looks like Archbishop Chaput may be reaching toward something like this at the diocesan level. He's so cool!
I'm going to Denver next week for family reasons. I'll be there for most of Holy Week and Easter, so I'll get to see what's going on out there!
How nice! I hope you have a great time and no surprise snowstorms.
We'll be here :-).
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