A Missionary of Mercy promotes evangelization

A Missionary of Mercy promotes evangelization
Father John E. Hurley speaks at a workshop on New Evangelization Strategies at Saint Charles Borromeo Parish in Sicklerville on April 19. He will return to the Camden Diocese in June to speak at several parishes on the topic  “Evangelizing Through Mercy.” Photo by Alan M. Dumoff, more photos /ccdphotolibrary.smugmug.com

Father John E. Hurley speaks at a workshop on New Evangelization Strategies at Saint Charles Borromeo Parish in Sicklerville on April 19. He will return to the Camden Diocese in June to speak at several parishes on the topic “Evangelizing Through Mercy.”
Photo by Alan M. Dumoff, more photos /ccdphotolibrary.smugmug.com

On April 19, 100 attendees from 27 parishes, comprising priests, deacons and lay parish leaders, took part in a “New Evangelization Strategies” all-day workshop at Saint Charles Borromeo Parish in Sicklerville.

Father John E. Hurley, CSP, commissioned by Pope Francis as a Missionary of Mercy for the current Jubilee Year of Mercy, was the guest speaker for the day. He “gave spiritual and practical tools for how parishes can be mission-oriented, and how their ministers can be formed into authentic, mission-driven disciples,” said Andres Arango, director of the Office of Evangelization, which sponsored the event.

Father Hurley will return to the diocese in June to give a talk on “Evangelizing Through Mercy” at Saint Joseph, Somers Point (Thursday, June 7); Our Lady of Peace, Williamstown (Friday, June 8); and Saint Charles Borromeo (Friday, June 9). All evenings are from 7-9 p.m. Priests, pastoral councils, evangelization teams, parish staff, and parishioners are all invited to attend.

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