Delaware County, PA – In order to establish Base Ecclesial communities for Latinos in this area, two groups of lay persons meet once a week for a Bible and basic Catechism formation program; ‘new evangelization’ the South American way. The last Saturday of each month they are learning practical ways for effective evangelizing. On July 28th, 40 people gathered to strengthen their fundamental knowledge of the Bible and to learn the steps to implement apostolic action:
- to See – being in contact with reality
- to Think – according to the Word of God and the magisterium of the Church
- to Act – according to what was planned
- to Evaluate – accomplishments and failures
- to Celebrate – our faith expressing our gratitude to God.
Fr. Paul taught the pattern to follow to promote this experience: the Word of God, prayer and catechesis. The participants committed themselves to invite others to join the weekly formation. In August and September they will study the fundamental truths of the faith.