Evangelizaiton – Pass It On! Another GREAT E-mail Response We Received

Another GREAT e-mail we received in response to the message we sent out about Tom Peterson’s experience of “Evangelization at 30,000 feet“:

“That is a wonderful story! I did the same thing yesterday with a fellow teacher who is having some struggles in her life. I handed her a prayer card of the Sacred Heart since it was the feast day and asked her to pray the prayer when she had some quiet time. She expressed thanks and said she needed to renew her relationship with God and The Church and gave me a hug for being there for her.  Your e mail encouraged me to do this… Thanks. -Lynda”

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Great CD/MP3 Recommendation

Check out Steve Ray’s “Finding the Fullness of the Faith” conversion story from Protestantism to the Catholic Faith.

His story is filled with tons of powerful and useful information for Catholics and non-Catholics alike…It’s one of our CCH team favorites!

You can get the CD or download the MP3 from Lighthouse Catholic Media.

Here’s what one listener had to say about Steve Ray’s talk: “I am a Protestant about to begin RCIA. This helped to clarify a number of questions and to affirm my decision to explore the Catholic Faith.” -Sharon – Chicago, IL

You can find even more great Catholic talks from Lighthouse Catholic Media’s store.

An Inspiring E-mail We Received In Response To: "Evangelization at 30,000 feet"

We received this inspiring message in response to the e-mail we sent out earlier this week about Tom Peterson’s ‘Evangelization at 30,000 feet’ where God used him to help a flight attendant find her way back to the Church:

“The timing of your letter could not be any better.  About a year or so ago, our parish partnered with a neighboring parish in a program we call ‘Catholics Welcome Home.’  At first , we thought we would get flooded with Catholics coming back, but we quickly found out God does not work that way.  Last winter an 83 year old lady came to our program.  She could not believe we took time to go to the chapel to pray with her.  She is now in a prayer group and comes to Mass on a regular basis.

You timing is right because we have a meeting this evening and I plan to read your letter to the team.  Thank you for your letter. – Joel”

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…You never know when God might send someone across your path that might need your assistance!

Year for Priests comes to an end…

The Church has spent the past year in prayer and thanksgiving for our holy bishops, priests, and seminarians around the world…and what a blessed year it has been! The Year for Priests comes to a close this Friday, when Our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, at which time the clergy will renew their vows and St. John Vianney, the “Cure of Ars,” will be declared the Patron of all Priests!

Read more about the closing ceremonies for the Year for Priests here.

To continue the momentum of showing our prayers, love, and support for our holy priests, visit EncouragePriests.org. Our updated site will launch this coming Father’s Day, June 20…just days away! Make sure to submit your short testimonial or video greeting (like this one) to thank your priest!

Evangelization at 30,000 feet

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Hello Friend of CatholicsComeHome.org,

I want to share a personal story with you that happened a few weeks ago at 30,000 feet in the air.  It inspired our entire CCH team, and I hope it inspires you, too!

I boarded an early morning flight to return home, following a Catholics Come Home presentation in the Midwest the night before.

After take-off and the beverage service, I took a second to thank the two hard-working flight attendants for their exceptional hospitality.  A little later, one of the flight attendants stopped to tell me how much she appreciated and needed that kind word of affirmation at this time in her life.

Prior to landing, I felt led to take out one of our CatholicsComeHome.org evangelization cards. On the back of the card, I wrote, “The hope you are seeking can be found only in Jesus and His Church.” I signed my name and held the card in my hand, waiting for an opportunity to hand it to her, if it was meant to be.

As we began our descent into the Atlanta airport, that flight attendant stopped one last time to thank me as she headed to the back of the plane for landing. I took a leap of faith and handed her the CCH evangelization card and note, asking her to read it when she got home.

Thanks to God’s abundant grace, last week our office received a wonderful letter from that flight attendant!  In it, she explained that she had suffered loneliness since her divorce a year ago, and she was looking for answers.  She went on to say that she desperately needed that Catholics Come Home card and hopeful note on the back, and that she hadn’t stopped crying since she received the little card. Amazingly, she confided that she had been away from the Catholic Church and from God for many years. After receiving the Catholics Come Home card and note, she returned to Mass last week, and had finally found exactly what she had been looking for—God!


I wanted to share this story with you as a reminder that each of us is called to share the Good News of Jesus and His Church to a world in need of hope. As members of the Body of Christ, we are called to work passionately to bring souls home to Jesus and His holy Catholic Church. And, it’s always incredible to witness the fruit that comes from being obedient to the will of God.

Likely, someone out there is waiting for you to invite them home too, whether on a plane, at the store, or at your child’s swim meet. So when the opportunity arises, take the time to answer the Holy Spirit’s call, and help change someone’s life forever!


Your brother in Christ Jesus,

Tom Peterson

P.S. Tell us about your most interesting evangelization experience at our CCH Facebook page!


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is a 501(c)(3) non-profit media apostolate, dedicated to producing and airing Catholic evangelism television ads on local, national and international television networks.

Get Your Copy of Patrick Madrid’s New Book!

Godless_Delusion_CoverPatrick Madrid’s new book (co-authored with Ken Hensley), “The Godless Delusion: A Catholic Challenge to Modern Atheism,” will be released in 2 WEEKS! Here is some advance ordering info.

Patrick will personally sign all books ordered by June 18th, so get your copy now!

For more info about the book, visit patrickmadrid.com.

Check-out Ashley's Video Encouraging Fr. Peter

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We hope you are as excited as we are about the interactive EncouragePriests.org website which is just weeks away from launching on Father’s Day, June 20th!

Check-out the video below that we just received from Ashley in Georgia.  We love it, thanks Ashley!

We hope Ashley’s video inspires you to send your encouraging words to your favorite priest! We look forward to receiving your short written testimonial or video greeting message to help our effort to thank and support priests around the country.

To send a video greeting like Ashley’s to your priest and have it featured on our YouTube channel or to submit a written testimonial, please visit our testimonials submission page at EncouragePriests.org.

Thank you for helping us to encourage our holy and heroic priests.

In Christ,
Your CatholicsComeHome.org team


CatholicsComeHome.org
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit media apostolate, dedicated to producing and airing Catholic evangelism television ads on local, national and international television networks.  EncouragePriests.org™ is a special communications outreach project of Catholics Come Home, Inc.  Its mission is to encourage priests and promote priestly vocations.

Tell Us About Your Priest!

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TELL US ABOUT YOUR PRIEST
ENCOURAGEPRIESTS.ORG NOW ACCEPTING VIDEO AND STORY SUBMISSIONS


ATLANTA, Ga. (June 1, 2010) – We are just weeks away from the launch of our interactive EncouragePriests.org™ website! To make this launch exciting and truly inspiring, we want all of our supporters—including YOU—to submit a short testimonial, either written or in a 60-second video format, about a priest or bishop you are grateful for, or one who has inspired you in some way.

Is there a noteworthy priest in your community who has done something heroic?

Do you have a funny, inspiring, or wisdom-filled story to share about a priest at your parish?

Do you know of a priest who has truly touched your life in some way—big or small?

Help us spread a positive message about the priesthood to our culture via the web by sharing your story or words of encouragement.

Your participation is easy, but truly valuable.  A 250-word story or a 60-second video greeting card takes just a few minutes of your time, but can have a huge impact on spreading a message of love and encouragement for our holy Catholic priests.

Visit EncouragePriests.org™ for more info and to submit your short testimonial this week!

Thank you for your prayers and support for our heroic Catholic seminarians, priests, and bishops. Together, we can show our secular culture the true value and beauty of this sacred vocation.

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CatholicsComeHome.org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit media apostolate, dedicated to producing and airing Catholic evangelism television ads on local, national and international television networks.  EncouragePriests.org™ is a special communications outreach project of Catholics Come Home, Inc. Its mission is to encourage priests and promote priestly vocations.

Be humble!

“What will be the crown of those who, humble within and humiliated without, have imitated the humility of our Savior in all its fullness!” -St. Bernadette

“You must ask God to give you power to fight against the sin of pride which is your greatest enemy – the root of all that is evil, and the failure of all that is good. For God resists the proud.” -St. Vincent de Paul

“The proud man counts his newspaper clippings, the humble man his blessings.” -Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Litany of Humility

O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed,BlessedVirginMary

Deliver me, Jesus.

From the desire of being loved…
From the desire of being extolled …
From the desire of being honored …
From the desire of being praised …
From the desire of being preferred to others…
From the desire of being consulted …
From the desire of being approved …
From the fear of being humiliated …
From the fear of being despised…
From the fear of suffering rebukes …
From the fear of being calumniated …
From the fear of being forgotten …
From the fear of being ridiculed …
From the fear of being wronged …
From the fear of being suspected .