I hope yesterday goes well.
That doesn’t sound right, does it? It doesn’t sound right because hope cannot exist in the past.
When you look backward, you can reflect, reminisce, and even regret. But you cannot hope.
It was an amazing 2018 for the Dynamic Catholic Mission. We released BETTER TOGETHER, our latest Catholic Moment designed to build stronger marriages. We launched The Turning Point, our first Bible study (hosted by Dr. Allen Hunt). We shared BEST LENT EVER and BEST ADVENT EVER with nearly a million people. And we published over one hundred helpful and inspiring articles for the Everyday Life section of our website.
You helped make all this possible. Thank you. Thank you for your generosity, your prayers, and your collaboration.
I never want to downplay achievements like these, but at Dynamic Catholic, we like to keep our eyes on the future. Hope cannot exist in the past. And hope is at the heart of everything we do here. We hope to continue to inspire you, and with God’s help we hope to help you transform your life, your family, and your parish.
I am incredibly hopeful and excited for 2019. We are already hard at work on our next Catholic Moment, STARTING POINT. It will prepare parents for baptism as well as for raising great children.
In February, we’re releasing the BLESSED Music CD, featuring songs written and performed by the incredibly talented Eliot Morris. This album is so fantastic, I hesitate to call it “kids’ music.” It really is special.
And we’ve just launched our historic new initiative, Dynamic Parish. This has been my dream from the first day I began speaking twenty-five years ago—to work directly with parishes to help create a vibrant community built upon prayer, study, generosity, and evangelization. This is a parish renewal project unlike anything else you’ve seen. In fact, it is the largest parish renewal initiative ever undertaken in the Church in America. We’re starting with twenty-one pilot parishes in four dioceses (Brooklyn, Detroit, New Orleans, and Orange County). We’ve still got a lot to learn and plenty more work to do, but at the center of it all is hope. Please pray for these parishes and this work, and look for more news on this as the year unfolds!
Our goal is a bigger, bolder future for you and your children, grandchildren, and parish. Our Mission starts now. It starts fresh each day. Something wonderful is about to happen!