Be Disciples. Make Disciples.
In welcoming all, we form disciples who know, love, and serve God and neighbor.
A disciple welcome God's people, encounters Jesus Christ, grows in Jesus Christ, serves God's people, and shares the Gospel.
Our Vision for Evangelization & Discipleship
As Catholics, Jesus calls us to be disciples and to make disciples. Making disciples is called evangelization. Evangelization is at the heart of all our ministries at Good Shepherd because evangelization is at the heart of what it means to follow Jesus Christ.
Moving forward as a parish community, let’s reflect together on the five characteristics of being a disciple: welcome, encounter, grow, serve, and share. What is the purpose?
We are seeking a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and a greater urgency in living out our Catholic calling of evangelization.
We accompany all who have made a commitment to follow Christ as intentional disciples, walking with them and encouraging them to grow in divine intimacy with God.
“Pope Francis has composed this beautiful prayer for renewal and evangelization. The prayer is Pope Francis’ encouragement to each baptized Christian to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by word and testimony of life. Let us pray it now together.”
Mary, Virgin and Mother,
you who, moved by the Holy Spirit,
welcomed the word of life
in the depths of your humble faith:
as you gave yourself completely to the Eternal One,
help us to say our own “yes”
to the urgent call, as pressing as ever,
to proclaim the good news of Jesus.
Obtain for us now a new ardor born of the resurrection,
that we may bring to all the Gospel of life
which triumphs over death.
Give us a holy courage to seek new paths,
that the gift of unfading beauty
may reach every man and woman.
Star of the new evangelization,
help us to bear radiant witness to communion,
service, ardent and generous faith,
justice and love of the poor,
that the joy of the Gospel
may reach to the ends of the earth,
illuminating even the fringes of our world.
Mother of the living Gospel,
wellspring of happiness for God’s little ones,
pray for us.