Its aim is to lead each human person to an encounter with Jesus Christ through whom salvation is offered. Evangelization brings about conversion; changes of heart, changes in thinking, changes in attitude and action throughout the whole of a person’s life. So it follows that in each phase of life, there must be opportunities to grow in faith and into intimate union with the Lord.
Every person belongs to a family. Families are the foundation of the Catholic parish. In the midst of the family and the parish community, people encounter Christ and learn to be his disciples. Family and Parish are the primary environments in which evangelization takes place.
Together in Mission is a tool that has been created to help pastors, parish clergy and staff, parish ministry leaders and families become more intentional about evangelizing at every phase of life. It offers an organizing principle or framework for understanding how the ministries of parish life are related to one another and how they can support the real lives of Catholic families growing in faith.