The Office of Evangelization

The Office of Evangelization creates opportunities for people to encounter Jesus Christ and works to build a Church of missionary disciples to bring the truth of the Gospel to others. This is accomplished through many varied efforts within the family, parish, and community.

Since January 2015, The Office of Evangelization's focus has been to support the pastor and parish in their evangelization efforts by offering initiatives that cultivate a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and development toward discipleship.

New initiatives by The Office of Evangelization are dedicated to that purpose and have specific targets for building up the family as well as the parish community. Another important effort is being placed on improving communications and outreach.

Programs Include:

  • Workshops for experiencing Intentional Prayer and Lectio Divina
  • Grandparents Ministry
  • WINE: Women in the New Evangelization (Partnership)*
  • Catholic Watchmen
  • Behold (Program for Young Women, ages 21-29)
  • Workshops for Catechists, Parents and Grandparents
  • Workshops for creating future evangelists
  • “Called and Gifted” Seminars
  • Rediscover: Hour
  • Bible Studies 

2018 Goal Amount: $150,000

*WINE is a separate organization that the Archdiocese collaborates with for certain programming within the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.


For most ministries, CSAF funds only part of their annual budget. Some ministries have other sources of funds, such as participant fees and direct donor gifts for some of their programs.