Evangelization consists of three moments: proclamation of the Gospel, initiation into the Body of Christ and the ongoing maturing in faith, or catechesis. Family, together with the Church, provides a foundation for making a lifelong and ongoing commitment to Jesus, engaging people in a journey of faith, instilling hope with compassion and mercy, and transforming the world into an encounter of God’s kingdom, as we ourselves seek to grow in holiness and charity.

The Secretariat for Laity, Family, and Life consists of several interrelated ministries that support our parishes, missions, schools, and other entities in the tasks of evangelization. Our priorities are to animate leadership, to foster mature discipleship, and to promote vibrant communities of faith.