STREET EVANGELIZATION

How beautiful it is to see that young people are “street preachers” (callejeros de la fe), joyfully bringing Jesus to every street, every town square and every corner of the earth!
— Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, 106

Street Evangelization was practiced by Jesus, the Apostles and His first disciples. It included:

1. calling people to follow Christ immediately (kerygmatic preaching with power of conversion; Jesus, the Apostles, early Church),

2. preaching to move the hearts of the hearers by sharing stories, parables, culturally relevant ideas,

3. recognizing the needs of people and responding: power healings and resurrections, miracles, words of encouragement, feeding the hungry,

4. loving all unlovable: sick, old, homeless, socially ostracized

 

We are starting to pray about the forms and times where Jesus is asking us to labor with Him in this activity. 

 

Pittsburgh Street Evangelization: April 2015

 

 

Our Needs: Pocket size Gospels.