DENVER, Colo., February 28, 2017 — Since its founding in 1998, missionaries with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) have spread “incarnational evangelization” to their peers on university campuses. This Lenten season, FOCUS is releasing Encounter & Share resources online, featuring ideas about how to seek Christ in the Lenten readings and traditions, and then share His love and truth with others.
Weekly topics include how to make a Lenten resolution, the value of confession, prayer, works of mercy, the Stations of the Cross and Holy Week.
Each Sunday, a new blog will be posted on the week’s topic, with specific ways to deepen faith and share it with family, friends, co-workers and others.
Special guests throughout Lent will discuss the topic via Facebook Live videos, including Dr. Edward Sri, Jennifer Fulwiler, Sr. Miriam James and Kelsey Bob. Each guest will spend around 10 minutes talking about the topic, then 10 – 15 minutes addressing questions from the comments posted online.
Dr. Sri will be talking
today at 11:30 a.m. MST about Getting Lent Off to a Great Start at https://www.facebook.com/focuscatholic/. If you
miss his talk, you can watch the recorded video afterward. Check back to the
FOCUS Facebook page for announcements of future guests.
The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) was founded in 1998 and invites college students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church, inspiring and equipping them for a lifetime of Christ-centered evangelization, discipleship and friendships in which they lead others to do the same. During the 2016 – 2017 academic year, nearly 600 missionaries are serving full-time on 125 college campuses, located across 38 U.S. states and in two pilot locations in Austria. More than 20,000 FOCUS alumni have been prepared to evangelize parishes throughout the U.S. Within this number, more than 600 have made decisions to pursue Catholic religious vocations. By 2022, FOCUS expects to launch 75,000 alumni into America’s 17,000+ Catholic parishes. FOCUS missionaries are typically recent college graduates who devote two or more years of their post-collegiate lives to reach out to peers on campus. To learn more, visit us at www.focus.org.