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Year 5: 2012-13

Put Out Into the Deep:
The Beauty of the Apostolate

“It is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me."
(Galatians 2:20 )

Nothing More Beautiful is the name Archbishop Richard Smith has given to a five-year initiative in service of the New Evangelization. His inspiration came from the words of Pope Benedict XVI during the homily for his inaugural Mass in 2005: "There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ."

The focus of Nothing More Beautiful is a series of evening encounters that combine music, prayer and speakers, all meant to draw us to a closer relationship with Jesus Christ and a renewed appreciation of our beautiful Catholic faith.

In our fifth and final year of Nothing More Beautiful, the 2012-13 liturgical year, we have focused on the beauty of the lay apostolate. As "salt of the earth and light of the world," (cf. Matthew 5:13-16) lay people are sent by the Lord into society with the leaven of the Gospel in order to transform the world! Jesus, sent by the Father out of love for the world, in turn sends us as agents of that love (cf. John 20:21).
 

Sent Forth to Evangelize

Wednesday, May 1
Archdiocesan Feast of St. Joseph the Worker


 

 

Evangelizing through Culture

 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

View the video. 

To follow along yourself,
download the evening's program and print as booklet.

The April 11th Nothing More Beautiful event was truly something special. We were treated not only to the Greenwood Singers' beautiful renditions of prayers and hymns composed for liturgies, but also to commentary on the pieces, their origins, and their place in the Mass, by Archbishop Richard Smith and Greenwoods Director Robert de Frece. 
 

Evangelizing the Family

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Catechist: Archbishop Richard Smith

Archbishop Smith's presentation text (PDF)

Video of both presenters (1:13.33)

Beauty in Brief (Short video clips with reflection questions)

 

 

Witness: Pierluigi Molla

Pierluigi's presentation text (PDF)

Catechetical Reflection by Archbishop Smith (PDF)

Catechetical Reflection by Archbishop Smith (Video)

 Evangelizing the Social and Political Order

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Catechist: Bishop Frederick Henry,
Diocese of Calgary

Bishop Henry's presentation text (PDF)

Video of both presenters

Beauty in Brief (Short video clips with reflection questions)

 

Witness:  Sara Michel

Sara's presentation text (PDF)

Catechetical Reflection by Archbishop Smith (PDF)

Catechetical Reflection by Archbishop Smith (video)

Evangelizing the Workplace

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Catechist: Archbishop Gerard Pettipas
Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan    

Archbishop Pettipas' presentation text (PDF)

Video of both presenters

Beauty in Brief (Short video clips with reflection questions)

 

Witness:  Rob Taylor

Rob's presentation text (PDF)

Catechetical Reflection by Archbishop Smith (PDF)

Catechetical Reflection by Archbishop Smith (video)