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7433 Fox Lane
Holland, Ohio 43528
(Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, #1)
Greetings in Christ Jesus--
Our world needs Jesus alive in us. "Awake, O sleeper...." (Eph. 5:14)
You and I have experienced the transforming power of Jesus Christ. We've experienced Him, intimately, as the Answer to the deepest aspiration of our souls. We know this to be true for every human being.
As such, we are called to be an "evangelizing community" anchored in the love of God in Jesus Christ (#24).
God is attuning our hearts to the decline around us... the Absence in souls meant to inhabit Him. A majority of Catholics worldwide do not believe in core tenants of Catholicism (Univision, 2014). This result is alienation, discord and brokenness. Parishes "equipped with all the means of salvation bestowed by Christ" (#30) are marginalized by a "tomb psychology"; a vast majority have become "museum[s]", it's members reduced to "mummies" (#83).
- 95% of churches are "going in the wrong direction" (Rebuilt)
- 79% Catholics are gone by the age of 23 (Forming Intentional Disciples, 33)
- 74% Catholics who left for evangelical churches felt "called by God" (FID, 30)
- 40% do not believe in a personal relationship with God (FID, 43)
- 30% of all Catholics attend mass on a monthly basis (FID, 24)
- 1 Lord and Savior alive in us will transform the world (Phil. 2:9-11).
In faithful response to the exhortation of Pope Francis, our vision and plan is for personal and parish transformation in Jesus Christ, to become "that" kind of community within 3-5 years.
The kindling is dry. On Pentecost of 2013 we lit a match. A movement IGNITED. The spark has been fanning into flame. A few hundred has extended literally to thousands. More than just a moment, this is about a Movement.
25 parishes are now engaged in becoming "evangelizing communities." We are blessed by partnership with numerous, nationally recognized Catholic leaders.
What began with Bishop Leonard Blair's exhortation to "strike out boldly" now turns to us-- numerous pastors and leaders, through Mass Impact (MassImpact.us), an outreach of the non-profit, Image Trinity.
You are needed. Your faithful response through prayer and engagement as a "missionary disciple," through a share of the financial blessings God has given you (DONATE), is setting world on fire.
“O most Holy Spirit, come and ignite the great Fire of your Love, set it ablaze in our minds and hearts.”
In Christ Jesus through Mary,
Greg and Stephanie Schlueter Family
Mass Impact Team: William Adamiak, Irene Bland, Anne Cook, Nicholas De La Torre, Carol Fox, Robert Geiger, Melissa Heichel, Renee Marazon, Patrick Rall, Andrew Reinhart, Steve Toth & Matt Yeager
Mass Impact Pastoral Advisors: Msgr. William Biebel, Fr. Mike Dandurand, Fr. Doug Garand, Fr. Adam Hertzfeld, Fr. Jason Kahle, Fr. Roger Landry, Fr. John Miller, Fr. Mike Najim, Fr. Dave Nuss, Fr. Matt Radar, Fr. Robert Reed, Fr. Larry Richards, Fr. Eric Schild, Fr. Chris Singer, Fr. Bob Stec, Fr. Joe Taphorn, Fr. Rich Toohey