Engulfed In Our Faith By: Gregory martinez, cristopher Rutherford, andres Vega, ZacHary lopez
"You should know how to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth." 1 Timothy 3:15
Jesus is the foundation and the origin of the Catholic Church. As 1 Corinthians 3:11 says "For no man can Kay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ." This is the perfect example coming from the Bible itself that Jesus is in fact the foundation of the church. One major example from Jesus' commission is how he was crucified on the Cross. That layed the foundation of the Catholic faith. Jesus was the first to spread the good news of God. Jesus spread His word to the multitude. He traveled all across Israel to spread His word. He laid down the framework by appointing his twelve trusted apostles. He taught them the faith in great detail. This allowed them to continue to spread the word of God even after Jesus' death. The Holy Spirit helped the apostles spread Jesus' message in many different languages on Pentecost, the birth day of the church. The apostles spread the faith even after Jesus' death. This created the start of the Catholic Church. Because Jesus decided to spread the faith today the Catholic Church is one of the most followed in the world.
Peter- Peter did missionary work with the Jews. He was a leader and a spokesperson for the apostles.
John- John was known as the beloved disciple. He focused on public ministry and he is believed to be the longest living Apostle. The apostle John is also a martyr.
Matthew- Mathew was a publican tax collector. He died a martyr in Ethiopia. Matthew was called a Levi.
The three disciples we chose as examples all have different traits and qualities that make them good Christians. We must try to take traits from all the disciples to make a well rounded and devout follower of Jesus. We must be like John and do our best to spread the good news of Jesus to all the public and we must be loving to all even those whom don't treat us well. We must be like Peter and be leaders. We may lead movements to make people closer to God. We must be like Mathew and be loving and kind. We must also be ready to make sacrifices for our faith just as Mathew sacrificed his life.
The Church has one main role/mission it is to spread the good news of our Lord, Jesus Christ. The church teaches us how to live our lives as disciples of Jesus. Its mission is to teach us to love our neighbor as Jesus has loved us. (http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/new-evangelization/). The New Evangelization is . The New Evangelization calls each of us to deepen our faith, believe in the Gospel message and go forth to proclaim the Gospel. "The focus of the New Evangelization calls all Catholics to be evangelized and then go forth to evangelize. " It began (http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/new-evangelization/).
Our goal was to spread our message mainly to three targeted demographics. We chose athletes, musicians, and devoted students. We chose advertisements that would both reach each group independently or reach them all three at a time. We believe the forms of media we chose will be able to spread to all three demographics. We chose YouTube ads for all three demographics. Flyers at sporting events for athletes. Spotify ads for musicians and anyone else who listens to music. Also, posters and banners in classrooms and hallways for devoted students. We chose these forms of public advertisements by doing our best to connect with things our specific demographics use and see in their daily life.
We can entice all three demographics through our spokesperson. Mr. Jean is in charge of everything at Archbishop McCarthy. Hey may ask students who attend mass to collect a slip and if that student gets a certain amount of slips they get a day off. Teachers may also give homework passes for these collected slips. This would make all of our demographics more likely to want to go to mass. Also, he can talk about how important it is to pray. The school may read a different prayer every day before school and say the name of the prayer as well. If a student likes the prayer maybe they would like to use it every day because for them it makes praying more enjoyable.
The differences of the early church and the church today. The church today is a lot more wide spread, it is one of the most followed in the world. The early church was small and less organized. The early church was limited to mainly one language. Today, we have masses in a variety of languages.