ABOUT US . . .
Fr Tom Forrest (1927-2018) was the founder of Evangelization 2000 in 1985 and he set up, together with other co-founding Continental Directors, Evangelization 2000 so that the People of God in the Catholic Church would be trained in Evangelization and Mission. The early initiatives was a huge Priests’ Retreat in Rome in 1990 and the dedication of the decade 1990-2000 which was described as "A Project Promoting a Decade of Evangelization in Anticipation of the Great Jubilee Year."
After the Year 2000 was over, in line with Pope John Paul II vision of the New Millenium, it was not a time for resting our oars but to “go forward in hope! A new Millennium is opening before the Church like a vast ocean upon which we are obliged to venture" (NMI #58).
In 2009 the name was changed to EVANGELIZATION 2033. The Greatest of All Jubilees, the Year 2033, marks the 2000 Anniversary of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of All Mankind. And in anticipation of this Greatest Jubilee EVANGELIZATION 2033 continues with the same vision of Evangelization 2000: making Christ known to the very ends of the Earth.
What Evangelization 2033 is:
Evangelization 2033 is NOT:
An initiative identifiable with any single personality, movement or ideology within the Church;
Another new movement;
On some parallel course with the Church or in any way outside Church authority on local and regional levels. Schools of Evangelization and initiatives of Evangelization 2033 always operate with the approval and blessing of the local Bishop.
THE 3 PILLARS OF EVANGELIZATION 2033 ARE PRAYER – PROCLAMATION - FORMATION
Because we are in need of divine power to accomplish our supernatural mission, EVANGELIZATION 2033 remains dedicated to promoting an international Prayer Campaign for world evangelization by:
The Gospel must be proclaimed as a message of hope, and as the most relevant and practical response to our modern needs and wants. In attempting to do this, Evangelization 2033 hopes to specifically serve: