“As I departed, I felt that I was released with – a mission to enhance my prayer – encouragement to spend more time in the “classroom of silence” – encouragement to allow Jesus to conform my heart to align with His – encouragement to gently present the Love of Jesus to those people I encounter each day. Finally, I appreciate the feeling that I am supported by fellow Catholics and the Diocese. Thank you!!!"
Workshops to equip Missionary Disciples in outreach, evangelizing small groups and one-one-one accompaniment.
The Contagiously Catholic Parish Alliance will help your parish choose the “Missionary Option.” It will change everything.
The School of Faith Program will supercharge the Catholic identity of your school by focusing on what matters most – forming the faculty as Missionary Disciples.
"I dream of a “missionary option”, that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything" - Pope Francis
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati, rich in history and sprawling in geography, is a microcosm of the Catholic Church in the United States – and of the nation itself. In its 19 counties one finds cities and towns; suburbs and rural areas; farms and factories; affluence and poverty. In some reaches of the Archdiocese the Catholic population is heavy, in others it is sparse. But in all of them, the local church is a venerable presence and a continuing influence for more than half a million Catholics and their neighbors through its churches and chapels, schools, hospitals, nursing homes and retreat centers. It has been that way almost from the beginning of the diocese.
Through hundreds of parishes, schools, hospitals, agencies and institutions, the Archdiocese proclaims and follows the teachings of Christ that lead to peace, joy and the fullness of life. This local church of almost half a million Catholics, founded as a diocese in 1821, is strong in faith and rich in tradition.
The Purpose of the OED is to invite and train disciples of Jesus Christ by providing formation, skill-development, and resources that promote evangelization and catechesis within parishes and schools.
The Contagiously Catholic brand communicates the efforts of the OED to equip missionary disciples.
Contagiously Catholic is funded by the annual Catholic Ministries Appeal.View Plans and Pricing