Parish Evangelization Grants
The Archdiocese of Washington Parish Evangelization Grants support parishes in implementing the new evangelization through creative, impactful, and invitational evangelization efforts. Parish grant projects and initiatives also provide examples of best practices that will be shared across the Archdiocese of Washington.
E101 is a practical workshop on evangelization for parish leaders and volunteers. Through this two-hour workshop, participants will learn the Catholic vision of evangelization and fundamental skills for sharing their faith and inviting others to encounter Jesus Christ.
E101 is for parish leaders and volunteers, including clergy, staff, pastoral and finance councils, ministry leaders, and others and is designed to be run on your own as a parish or ministry group.
Goals of E101
Through this workshop, you will:
- Learn the Catholic vision of evangelization
- Recall the basics of the great story of Jesus
- Reflect on how God is working in your life
- Develop your 1-min faith story
- Discern when, where, and with whom to share your faith
Download E101 Materials
- E101 Participant Packet
- E101 Participant Packet – Spanish
- E101 Presentation Files – Compressed File with PowerPoint presentation and videos
The PowerPoint file includes notes and instructions for presenters*. You may also contact the Secretariat for Pastoral Ministry and Social Concerns to request a facilitator from our staff.
*Note: You must download and extract the compressed file on the computer from which you plan to run the presentation.
Are you currently leading a small group? Are you interested in starting a small group? Are you regularly leading a group through RCIA, Marriage Prep or any other ministry within the Church? Small communities pursuing holiness through learning, prayer and mutual encouragement in Christian living are forming the next generation of faithful Catholics.
The Archdiocese of Washington has created the following resources to support your small group ministry. Contact us with any questions or for further support.
Small Groups 101
Small Group Best Practices
Small Group Resources
The Source: Small Group Video Series
Want to explore truth? Find joy? Experience love? Know hope? Join six inspiring DC priests for The Source, a series of Ted-style talks and faith stories – all 20 minutes or less.
Check out the first session here, and find all the videos on Archdiocese of Washington Youtube channel.