WHY: The Reality

There is a need

Only 14% of Catholics say their faith is "the most important part" of their life.

Without a Christ filled life, we are witnessing many people lose their faith and leave the church.  Rather than simply letting people fall away from the church, we want to bring their existing faith to life. We need to help people make their faith the most important and fulfilling part of their life.


There is an opportunity

The need for spiritual renewal leads to opportunity. 

Responding within the gifts and charisms God has given to FacetoFace Ministries, we are embracing the challenge of leading people back to a vibrant faith.

"Challenges exist to be overcome! Let us be realists, but without losing our joy, our boldness and our hope-filled commitment. Let us not allow ourselves to be robbed of missionary vigor!"  
—Evangelii Gaudium, 109

HOW: Grace of Conversion

Encounter

An authentic encounter with Christ has the power to change someone's life. 

Our life takes on new freedom and joy when we come to really know our loving God.  It is through such an encounter that we find the confidence and courage to make Christ the most important part of our life.

"Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice of lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and decisive direction."
—Pope Benedict 

"I [Pope Francis] invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ."
— Evangelii Gaudium, 3

Inspire & Embrace

After an encounter with Christ, we need to be inspired to embrace the call to be saints.

As Pope Francis writes in the Joy of the Gospel, our goal is to "help them experience a conversion which will restore the joy of faith to their hearts and inspire a commitment to the Gospel."
—Evangelii Gaudium, 14

"The faith-encounter with the person of Jesus Christ is a relationship with him, 'remembering him' (in the Eucharist) and, through the grace of the Spirit, having in us the mind of Jesus Christ."  
—Lineamenta of the 2012 Synod Assembly, 11



WHAT: Changing Lives

We provide the opportunity for encounter

71% of young people in Canada engaged in their faith reported their faith came alive at a camp, mission, or retreat.

FacetoFace provides opportunities to encounter Christ and embrace the call to be saints through retreats, camps, conferences, and the events we offer.  As youth participate in events, they encounter Christ in the Sacraments, moments of prayer, truth proclaimed in talks, event leaders, and other participants. With a new sense of life and purpose, people are sent home to continue living this incredible life in Christ; and they do it. Studies show that 7/10 people continue to be engaged in their faith after participating in a retreat, camp, or mission.

FacetoFace Ministries Programming:

Each of our programs are designed for people to encounter Christ and embrace the call to be saints.

FacetoFace Ministries is a multi-facetted Catholic Ministry. We challenge people to holiness by living and proclaiming the fullness of the Catholic faith.  Our many branches include:

• Bus Trip
• Ignite Camps
• United Conference
• School Retreats
• Family Faith Evenings
• Speaking engagements
• Diocesan Youth Conferences/Rallies
• Various other events



WHO: Get Involved

Play an active role in the necessary work of evangelization.

We are not alone in this incredible endeavor. We firmly believe the grace we witness is due to prayers of many spiritual and financial partners on earth, as well as Mary and the saints in heaven.

In addition to prayers, we need monthly income to help us provide sustainable programs where people encounter Christ.  Most of our programs lose money and thus we rely on our donors to continue this great work God has given us. Please consider becoming an active partner in the work of evangelization by becoming a monthly donor.

"Before all else, the Gospel invites us to respond to the God of love who saves us, to see God in others and to go forth from ourselves to seek the good of others
—Evangelii Gaudium, 39