Today, the church has been called to be faithful to her mission, to not lose her identity, and it is in the announcement of the kingdom of God that it discovers its essence.
The church lives to evangelize, his mission and vocation becomes a reality when there is testimony, when there is conversion which guides and men and women to salvation.
It is for this reason that to evangelize the gospel today is not an option, it is urgent and fundamental, and furthermore it is our true task, the one we should develop with all our heart.
The new evangelization has to be able to awaken a new missionary enthusiasm in a church which every day is more rooted in the power and strength of a Pentecost.
Its purpose is to assume with joy this precious moment that history is giving us. The church call is to assume with all the heart the announcement of this call to salvation. It is only the church which can offer an authentic future in today's world.
The moment has arrived to bring together all the ecclesiastics effort to the New Evangelization. A Christ believer, nor a church institution can elude this supreme obligation; let Christ be known to all the people.
Let's not forget that the church exists to evangelize, it was called and send to evangelize. Thus, in front of a world without Christ, the evangelization is presented as the remedy. In addition, today's necessities are knocking at the steps of our homes; today's culture claims a direction which brings plenitude, it is there that the presence of the gospel is more real and evident.
The urgency of taking the evangelization cannot be a slogan or a simple motivational impulse.
Since 2008 an evangelization plan began at St. John's Cathedral. The plan is based in SINE (Systema Integral Para la Nueva Evangelizacion). The program has shown excellent results.
This evangelization plan is holistic and complete. It covers the essence of every person.
The mission of the church is of religious order and its purpose is not direct or immediate social.
However, the program's goal is to target real peoples. Men and women possesses a spirit, soul, body, faith, culture and health. Spiritual realities and material, religious and social, eternal and temporary, secular and ecclesial, individual, family, community, society, structure and social systems.
The seminar of evangelization is the door or foundation of all the pastoral plan of the parish as an evangelizing community. The model proposes that the pastoral SINE, the people who receive this retreat, will form small communities where there is a Catechesis scheduled and at the same time, as a result of their conversion, they begin a solidarity in social action. This evangelization program has a fundamental basis, the Kerygma.
Permanent Deacon: Mr. Guido Pedraza
Director of New Evangelization in Spanish