Annunciation Centre for evangelisation and formation Malta

We herewith present the third edition of the LEADER TRAINING MANUAL, which, like the two preceding editions, is translated directly from the Manual of the Saint Boniface Parish, in Florida, which for many years has profitably experienced the validity of the PARISH EVANGELISM CELL SYSTEM. The translation of the first edition was prepared by Alessandra Rossi, to whom we give our thanks.

This edition attempts to maintain the same, general framework, because we find it extremely valid, given that it is experienced with much attention and participation. From this comes the necessity to avoid new and short cut paths, in order to avoid repeating errors that we, in the past, have committed, and that could have also caused pain to some brothers and sisters. In fact, we are operating on the living tissue of the Church, and on its single brothers and sisters, and we would like to pay much attention to their needs: Jesus gave all his blood for each of them.

Claudia and Ileana, coming from St.Edwards Parish Cells in Pembroke Pines (Florida - USA), share their joyful experience of life spent in service to God and brothers.

Every baptized person has a mandate from Jesus to proclaim the love of God, but this requires prayer and friendship with the Holy Spirit, according to a priest who directs a program for parish evangelization. Don Pigi Perini, parish priest at St. Eustorgio in Milan, is the president of the international organization dedicated to parish evangelization cells. This evangelization method is marking its 22nd year and a conference will be held on the system in May.

Father Perini is convinced that “when a priest really mobilizes himself, the faithful gladly follow him.”

It’s a great feast and very profound the joy in expecting the audience that the Holy Father will grant especially to the “evangelisation cell members” arriving in Rome from the five continents On Saturday september the 5th, at 12.00, Pope Francis will consecrate His person and His words to more than 5000 cell members, arriving from all over the world, who keep in their hearts the deep desire to evangelize, to bring the Good News to those who still do not know it.

Listen to the Father Michael Hurley, to show us his experience on parish cells system. I have always been interested in evangelisation and wanting people to share a deeper faith. In Rome I heard Don PiGi speaking in 1989 about small parish cells of evangelisation and I told myself that’s an ideal way of bringing people to reflect on the everyday issues of life in terms of God’s love for them…