By Liz Sullivan
The four-year process is finally coming to life.
Starting in January, the Diocese of San Jose is welcoming Evangelical Catholic (EC) to serve here and work with Diocesan personnel to help form disciples and train leaders.
“I am very excited to have them,” said Steve Do, Diocese of San Jose Director of Youth and Young Adults, who took over lead of the department five years ago. “It has been a long time in coming. It will be a great way for us to measure progress.”
On its website, Evangelical Catholic, based in Madison, Wisconsin, says it hopes to “inspire, train and support” and that’s what they will be doing in the Diocese through a series of Evangelization training camps. The company also focuses heavily on alliances and associates through EC associate parishes.
Do said the company will begin working at the Newman Center, which is the home of Catholic Ministry at San Jose State University. Evangelical Catholic is already working with the Catholic ministry at Stanford University.
“It will be a two-fold,” said Do. “It will help to train our people. It will help to create leaders in the church. We hope that it will progress from there and if we have success at the Newman Center then it can be a model for the parishes.”
And that will further add life to this process.