Quotes from the Catechism of the Catholic Church -

1989 - The first work of the grace of the Holy Spirit is conversion, effecting justification in accordance with Jesus' proclamation at the beginning of the Gospel: "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." Moved by grace, man turns toward God and away from sin, thus accepting forgiveness and righteousness from on high. "Justification is not only the remission of sins, but also the sanctification and renewal of the interior man.

Quote from  Evangelization in the Modern World - 

10. This kingdom and this salvation, which are the key words of Jesus Christ's evangelization, are available to every human being as grace and mercy, and yet at the same time each individual must gain them by force - they belong to the violent, says the Lord, through toil and suffering, through a life lived according to the Gospel, through abnegation and the cross, through the spirit of the beatitudes. But above all each individual gains them through a total interior renewal which the Gospel calls metanoia; it is a radical conversion, a profound change of mind and heart.

 

Lesson 10 - Evangelization in the Modern World

Praise the Lord brothers and sisters and welcome to Lesson 10 - Evangelization in the Modern World.  We will also talk about The Decree on the Apostolate of Lay People.  Please read the quotes to the left of this page.

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Decree on the Apostolate of Lay People

Evangelization in the Modern World

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Prayer -  Oh Father God, how can we ever thank you fully for the Magisterium of your church, for allowing us to experience the full love of the Holy Spirit that has been poured into our hearts by the words of the Lord, Jesus. Help us now on this journey to build your Kingdom that you may be glorified - Amen.

APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION
CHRISTIFIDELES LAICI

JOHN PAUL II ON THE VOCATION AND THE MISSION OF THE LAY FAITHFUL IN THE CHURCH AND IN THE WORLD

Sharers in the Priestly, Prophetic and Kingly Mission of Jesus Christ

14. Referring to the baptized as "new born babes", the apostle Peter writes: "Come to him, to that living stone, rejected by men but in God's sight chosen and precious; and like living stones be yourselves built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ ... you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own people, that you may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light" (1 Pt 2:4-5, 9).

Evangelization in the Modern World

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The Decree on the Apostolate of Lay People

Click here Lesson 10 video - part 3

Answer the following questions for yourself:

What is Evangelization?

What is your Mission?

Who can do the work God has called you to do?

If you can answer these questions, you are ready to go onto the next lesson.