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Sharing Good News with Pre-Christian Seekers

Are you, yourself, and open-minded seeker with questions about faith?
This page is intended to describe how our Parish reaches out to folks like you.
You're welcome to linger, but if you came here looking to address your
questions more directly, head on over to our "Got Questions" pages!

ConversationHere at St. Thomas More we take seriously Jesus' Great Commission that we "Go... and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit... teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you." This mission includes not just proposing to our separated Christian brothers and sisters the reunification of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, but sharing the Good News about Jesus with those who do not yet know him.

It used to be that the standard first step of evanglization was to invite one's friends to worship; but in a post-Christian age, worship is now the final goal of evangelization, not its starting point. Evangelization is far more successful today when based on genuine friendship and open-hearted hospitality, inviting friends to non-worship events and welcoming them into the warm fellowship of the Parish.  Here, then, is how Parishioners are encouraged to help bring their neighbors into theChurch:

1. Friendship. Christians are called to befriend their non-Christian neighbors, not as an ulterior motive, but for the sake of friendship itself.

2. Conversation. Genuine friendship builds relational capital, providing the opportunity for

Hospitality and Fellowship

St. Thomas More Catholic Parish   |   116 Theodore Street, Scranton, PA 18508
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Got Questions?
Are you an open-minded seeker with questions about Truth, God, the Christian Faith, and the Catholic Church?

...or a Protestant Christian wondering about the claims of the Catholic Church?

Click here
for some excellent resources to provide food for thought along your journey!

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