New Evangelization

Ever since the publication of Cardinal Wuerl’s pastoral letter “Disciples of the Lord: Sharing the Vision,” in August 2010, the entire work of the Archdiocese of Washington has been viewed through the lens of the New Evangelization. This initiative has resulted in new programs, resources, goals and structures – all of which are bearing fruit in and through our parishes and schools.

The faith is being taught to young people using a new standards-based curriculum, programs such as The Light is On For You and Find the Perfect Gift engage thousands, a new seminary has been opened, and the archdiocese regularly evangelizes and catechizes through YouTubeFacebookTwitterblogs and other new media.

In addition, excellent catechetical resources have been created and are in use. For example, Cardinal Wuerl’s short catechism on the Sacraments is now available in five languages. Join with us as we spread the good news of Jesus Christ together in response to the call of the New Evangelization.

New Evangelization Resources:

Resources for Sacramental Catechesis:

– English and Spanish available at Our Sunday Visitor publishing

– PDF versions for download available in French, Vietnamese, Korean and soon in Chinese.

General Catechetical Resources: