â€œI am inspired by the dynamism, the enthusiasm and the p CNEWA Regional Director Argaw Fantu, left, meets with Bishop Lisane-Christos Matheos Semahun of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. z A local catechist visits an Adivasi village in rural India.
catechumens to a knowledge of God and his love for all. Usually as lay people themselves, they are the first contact point of faith for those who have never known about the cross and the resurrection of Jesus. More and more lay people serve in many roles of administration and management, financial oversight, planning and even in the formation
of clergy and religious men and women. In all of these instances, they need to be well trained and supported. CNEWA is there to accompany them. And priests and sisters, also need to be well educated and updated in their spiritual formation, their academic pursuits and professional training. CNEWA, with your prayers and financial assistance, supports almost all of the seminaries of the local churches, the formation of religious men and women especially as novices, graduate studies and special training programs to better catechize and evangelize the faithful.
At the CNEWA-sponsored Pastoral Center in Amman, Jordan, the Teresians serve the church in so many ways: as evangelizers, as community development specialists, as language instructors for refugees, as cultural enhancement professionals and counselors to those in need. There is a role for every Christian to give service within the church. But the overriding responsibility of each baptized Christian is to live a holy life and to invite others to do the same. Another way to say this is to invite all to evangelize in the name of our Lord. This is the mandate that is given us in our baptism and
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