First Friday Forum 2017
March 3, 2017 ▪ 11:30 -1:00pm
Come join us for a poignant reflection upon the call: “Help! My Family Isn’t Catholic Anymore”
Ms. Terrie. Baldwin, Director, Office of Evangelization, Diocese of Cleveland
Recent studies have shown 75% – 80% of Catholics who attend church regularly, know of a friend or loved one who has fallen away from the faith. Pope Paul VI shared with us in The Church in the Modern World, “the Church exists to evangelize.” But practically speaking, what does this mean? First, it means, since we are the church, the people of God, we are responsible to reach out and “help”, no matter the reason someone has left the faith.
This presentation will include real-life stories, research and practical ideas on bringing a loved one back to faith. As Pope Francis has said to us in Joy of the Gospel, “Life grows by being given away, and it weakens in isolation and comfort. Indeed, those who enjoy life most are those who leave security on the shore and become excited by the mission of communicating life to others.”
Terrie Baldwin is the Director of Evangelization for the Diocese of Cleveland and is dedicated to bringing people closer to God, into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit-filled relationships with others. She is a national speaker and published writer on various topics of evangelization for Catechetical Leader and Catechist Magazines. She presently participates on the Board of Advisors for Paulist Evangelization Ministries.
Terrie holds a Master of Arts Degree in Ministry from Ursuline College and is a Certified Lay Ecclesial Minister and Master Catechist in the Diocese of Cleveland.
Lorain County Community College Spitzer Conference Center in Elyria, Ohio
Luncheon Buffet: 11:30 am ▪ Speaker: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
$18.00 per reservation
RESERVATION DEADLINE: 6:00 pm, Monday, February 27, 2017!