Heart to Witness
Heart to Witness inspires parishioners to live the great Commission as disciples of Jesus – to welcome others and to share their joys with them in such a way that they desire to love God with all their heart.
Sacred Space Reflection : Jesus needs many helpers today. The harvest is as big as ever; people are as lost and rudderless as they have ever been. Where are the labourers? They are not just the bishops, priests, or religious. Every baptised person is called, in some way, to share the good news of Jesus Christ. Each of us has a vocation, a call to serve and to build the Kingdom of God. Let us pray today to know our unique vocation.
The ultimate missionary role we play is to invite others to know the love of Jesus. When we experience something great, we can’t wait to tell others about it. Offering a loving invitation to others to journey with us toward life that is centered in and for Christ is the greatest form of discipleship. The Heart to Witness Season offers Saint Bede a time each year to grow in their understanding of how to evangelize within the context of our faith – becoming witnesses in both word and deed.
We speak of the New Evangelization and the need to seek out those who have fallen away, but the call to evangelize is not really new. It is a perennial call to each Christian. Pope Paul VI affirmed in his letter On Evangelization in the Modern World: “We wish to confirm once more that the task of evangelizing all people constitutes the essential mission of the Church” (14).
(From left to right) Volunteers Taylor-Kate Wynkoop, Jane Benecke, and Elle Wynkoop distribute Heart to Witness Commitment Cards on July 17, 2016.
Heart to Witness Season
Week One July 8 and 9, 2017
Week Two July 15 and 16, 2017
Commitment Weekend July 22 and 23, 2017
Heart to Witness Team
Click here to see what Pope Francis says in the Joy of the Gospel and how it relates to having a Heart to Witness.
Lay Witness Talks from 2016
Ted Cors - Pilgrimage as a spiritual path to Jesus and to better witness our faith
Diane Cavazos - Put into the Deep: How I learned to say Yes to God in starting Veritas Preparatory School.
Lou Massett -Television, iPhones, and the Lost Art of Conversing with the Almighty
Vince Roselli - Finding Christ in Community
Marvin Garcia and Elda Jacobo - The Sacrament of Marriage to Deepen Relationship with Christ and Each Other.
Heart to Witness 2016 Homilies
Would you like more information? Contact any With All Your Heart team member or Mary Cheston at 757-707-3185.