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Creating a Culture of Encounter: A Guide for Joyful Missionary Disciples

This small-group guide will help Catholics live out the call of Jesus to meet those on the peripheries with the Good News of the Gospel for their lives.

Creating a Culture of Encounter: A Guide for Joyful Missionary Disciples offers an organized five-week parish encounter process to help small groups to dig deeper into the Church’s evangelizing mission. In each session, participants take up a new aspect of Jesus’ encounter with the disciples on the road to Emmaus and focus on a different element of the evangelical call to spread the Gospel, inspired by Pope Francis’s Evangelii Gaudium. The five-week guide invites participants to See, Judge, Act, Celebrate, and take Missionary Action each week.

This new community resource finds its roots in the gathering of the V Encuentro Nacional Hispano de Pastoral. The Spanish/English guide will deepen missionary discipleship in parishes, lay ecclesial movements, Catholic schools, parish councils, religious groups, and faith formation teams. The encounter process will bear good fruit, as Catholics take up their missionary mandate in families, schools, workplaces, communities, parishes, and wherever they encounter those in need of God’s love.

Pick up this guide now and step out to encounter those in need of the light of the Gospel!

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