In our day Jesus’ command to “go and make disciples” echoes in the changing scenarios and ever new challenges to the Church’s mission of evangelization, and all of us are called to take part in this new missionary “going forth.” Each Christian and every community must discern the path that the Lord points out, but all of us are asked to obey his call to go forth from our own comfort zone in order to reach all the “peripheries” in need of the light of the Gospel.
~Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium 20


Making Disciples 101 - Postponed to 2021


In light of the current pandemic and out of an abundance of caution for the safety of all involved, we have determined to postpone the “Making Disciples 101” event from August 18-21, 2020 to a later date in 2021 (to be determined). 

We will notify you as soon as the new dates are confirmed with the presenters and venue; previous registrants will be able to “roll over” their registration with no issue. (Please be sure to pass on this information to your pastor and parish business manager [especially re. the rollover of registration costs] as needed.) There will still be spots available for parishes who wish to send a team! 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the OEEC. Due to predominantly remote work, emailing nicole.perone@aohct.org vs. calling the office is most helpful on this matter.


Archdiocesan Evangelization Night: Follow-Up 

Thank you to all who attended our Evangelization Night! 95 representatives from around the Archdiocese joined us to learn from Tom Quinlan and our exhibitors. 


Tom's Handouts  

Thank you to Tom Quinlan, catechetical and evangelization expert, for sharing your wisdom with us.

Below, please find PDFs of Tom's handouts as a resource for all of us as we seek to revitalize and evangelize in our parishes.  

Handout 1: Evangelization and Pastoral Renewal - 20 Principles for Embracing and Operationalizing Mission

Handout 2: 6 Keys to Evangelizing Baptismal Ministry

Handout 3: Non-Denominational Churches and Evangelization - We’ve Got Some Things to Learn

Recordings of Tom's Address  

Did you miss this event, or wish to listen to Tom's remarks again? Click below to access a video of Tom, as well as audio in "podcast" format (perfect for listening in the car!). 

Link to video of Tom Quinlan - coming soon! 

Link to audio of Tom Quinlan  - coming soon! 

Thank You To Our Exhibitors! 

The OEEC and Secretariat for Pastoral Services extend our profound gratitude to those resources who made themselves available at our Evangelization Night!


All questions, comments, or concerns should be directed to:

The Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis