Summer 2024 Dates

 

 

 

 

 

 

More About Ad Gentes

One of the documents that came from the Second Vatican Council was called the “Decree On the Mission Activity of the Church,” in Latin, “Ad Gentes.” The Decree provides a beautiful overview on missionary activity and articulates how to go about the Great Commission—“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations” (Mt 28:19)—in our own times. For Jesus’ desire is not that we remain a self-contained group of believers; Jesus’ desire is for every person to come to know the love and mercy of God. And He has entrusted us with a mission that He modeled: “As the Father has sent me, even so I send you” (Jn 20:21). Jesus’ mandate is that we share the Good News, that is, Jesus Himself. We share Jesus through the witness of our life and through the explicit proclamation of the Gospel.

 

In efforts to respond to this mandate to “make disciples of all nations” (Mt 28:19) in a creative way, Nativity will be hosting Ad Gentes 5 times this summer (see dates above).  We are dreaming big with these events: we are wanting to bring as many souls as we can to Christ—whether they have never heard the Gospel or whether they need encouragement and loving support in the faith.

 

There will be parishioners with signs inviting passerbys to Nativity for prayer; prayer teams will be ready in the parking lot. Meanwhile, inside the church, we’ll have Eucharistic Adoration available for quiet prayer. We would love to have you come for any portion of the night, to pray and intercede for the success of this outreach. The event will happen from 4:45 – 6:15 pm to draw people in during their evening commute, the goal being ad gentes: to the peoples!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What time is this happening on the scheduled dates? Ad Gentes will happen from 4:45 - 6:15 pm. 

 

Who will the prayer teams be for? Anyone is welcome to stop by for this "drive-thru" style prayer! 

 

What are my options to serve at Ad Gentes this summer? You can (1) pray with Our Lord in Adoration in the church, (2) be on a prayer team outside in the parking lot, or (3) hold signs on street corners. Select the date(s) that work best for you and sign-up by visiting the registration links above. 

 

Questions? Contact Director of Evangelization and Faith Formation, Emily Dalsky at: edalsky@nativitybloomington.org or 952-881-8671 (ext. 8067).

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