The best evangelizing app for your parish is an apostle!
Evangelizing missionary Mary Sharon Moore brings the fire right off the pages of Scripture.
"Evangelizing is not something you do," Mary Sharon believes. "Evangelizing is a way of being in the world--simply, and courageously, living the whole of the Gospel at every turn."
Mary Sharon brings a keen sense of the laity's anointing in urgent times. Her teaching and stories show what living the anointed life looks like, here and now. And no matter the age of her audience, Mary Sharon gently and irresistibly nudges people out of the "good enough zone" and opens up horizons of invitation, possibility, and misison.
Parish missions, retreats, conference keynotes, staff development with Mary Sharon Moore
With 20 years experience, Mary Sharon has developed a rich variety of events for pastoral teams as well as lay men, women, and youth. Her Catalog 2018 makes it easy to create the right package for your people.
Why choose Mary Sharon Moore over other speaker options? Deeply rooted in a Catholic understanding of a living, vibrant, sacramental, evangelizing faith, Mary Sharon cuts straight to the work of awakening and igniting church to its mission in the world.
Distinctively, Mary Sharon offers post-event pastoral follow-up to make it easy for parish leaders and lay faithful to continue the conversation of mission and discovery, based on themes presented in her talks.
Mary Sharon goes directly to the heart of the Christian calling--to stand in the place of Jesus himself in our world today.
Plus, Mary Sharon is organized and easy to work with!
"We LOVED Mary Sharon! ... She is skilled and obviously has a charism for teaching. She is so comfortable and natural and relaxed in her presentation that it feels like you are gathered around a coffee table discussing instead of sitting in a room with 150 other people!" Vicki Compton, Catholic Diocese of Springfield (IL)
From an interview with Mary Sharon in The (Archdiocese of Portland) Catholic Sentinel's article "Evangelization 101," January 5, 2018, pp. 14-15:
"Evangelization is kindling the fire of love for Jesus in the heart of another," says Mary Sharon Moore, who has spent more than 20 years as a traveling Catholic evangelist. A member of St. Thomas More University Parish in Eugene, Moore is sometimes called "St. Paul with lipstick."
"Evangelizing is not a separate thing we do," Moore says. "It is intentionally living the whole of the Gospel, embracing our Christian life. Evangelization isn't about learning more; it's about taking Jesus seriously." ...
Moore cites Dorothy Day, who read Scripture for an hour and attended Mass before starting her work with hoemless people every day. ... Moore volunteers regularly at a St. Vincent de Paul warming center for homeless people in Eugene. ... "Evangelizing is showing up and giving the Holy Spirit something to work with. We don't have to be heroes. We have to be present."
"Evangelizing is showing up and giving the Holy Spirit something to work with. We don't have to be heroes. We have to be present."